■(TB) 'Tupelo Honey'
, R. 1973). Seedling# 70-37. TB, height 35" (89 cm). Midseason bloom. Standards medium deep orange, edged white; falls deep orange; tangerine beard; ruffled. ('Brownie Scout'
x 'Spanish Affair'
) X seedling involving 'Techny Chimes'
, 'Flaming Dragon'
, 'Mission Sunset'
, 'Orange Parade'
x 'Spanish Affair'
). Cooley's Gardens 1975.
| TUPELO HONEY (Gaulter, 1975) M. 35" $25.00. "Honey-colored" wouldn't do justice as a description of this deep, clear orange flower, the standards tipped white. The falls are slightly deeper in color and the beard tangerine. The whole flower is a happy blending of Brownie Scout x Spanish Affair. The tightly rolled conical standards and slight flare of the falls are a replica of a whirling Spanish dancer at a fiesta. Seedling #70-37. [Cooley's Iris, 1975]
Quick Summary of Cultural Directions
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| Hardiness Zones 4-8 for most varieties, Some cultivars tolerate colder, others tolerate warmer zones (please comment in comment box with your location if this cultivar grows well in zone 3, 4, 9, or 10.)
| Exposure Prefers full sun for optimal performance, may still bloom in half-day shade
| Water: Prefers well drained good garden soil, Tolerant of dry conditions in established plants, Intolerant of swampy conditions.
| PH Prefers Neutral to basic solis 6.1 to 8.5, quite toleranr of more extreme conditions
| Fertilizer Prefers rich conditions on relatively inorganic soils.
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