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■(PCN) 'Canyon Orchid'

1985, Denney

'Canyon Orchid' (Dolores Denney, R. 1982) Seedling #RUF-ORC-80-1. CA, 12" (30 cm), Early to midseason bloom. Standards heliotrope (HCC 636/1); falls heliotrope (636/2). veined brownish purple; brownish purple signal speckled chrome yellow on white patch. ('Canyon Snow' x (I. douglasiana seedling x Abell I. munzii seedling)) X Lenz purple I. munzii seedling Portable Acres 1985. Exhibition Certificate 1981; Exhibition Certificate 1982; High Commendation 1984.

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Canyon Orchid.jpgCanyon Orchid (side).jpgCanyon Orchid 3a.jpgcanyonorchid01.JPGcanyonorchid02.JPGCanyonOrchid9.JPG


Awaiting original catalog description


Quick Summary of Cultural Directions

Hardiness Zones 4-8 for most varieties, Some PCN cultivars may tolerate colder, others may tolerate warmer zones (please comment in comment box with your location if this cultivar grows well in zone 3, 4, 9, or 10. Naturally they occur within 50 miles or less of the Pacific Coast)
Exposure Prefers full sun for optimal performance, may still bloom in half-day shade
Water: Prefers well drained but moist good garden soil, More tolerant of dry conditions in established plants, Needs swampy conditions especially in Spring bloom season.
PH Prefers Acid solis 6.1 to 7.0, intolerant of limy soils
Fertilizer tolerant of poor soils.

-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07

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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
CanyonOrchid9.JPGJPG CanyonOrchid9.JPG manage 68 K 12 Nov 2022 - 20:00 Main.TLaurin Photo from the AIS Library
Canyon_Orchid.jpgjpg Canyon_Orchid.jpg manage 63 K 21 Oct 2015 - 03:53 LeonineIris Photo by Leonine Iris
Canyon_Orchid_(side).jpgjpg Canyon_Orchid_(side).jpg manage 56 K 21 Oct 2015 - 03:53 LeonineIris Photo by Leonine Iris
Canyon_Orchid_3a.jpgjpg Canyon_Orchid_3a.jpg manage 56 K 20 Jun 2011 - 03:36 Main.ksayce PCI Canyon Orchid from SPCNI Photo CD
canyonorchid01.JPGJPG canyonorchid01.JPG manage 96 K 31 Oct 2014 - 13:58 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the John Weiler slide collection
canyonorchid02.JPGJPG canyonorchid02.JPG manage 74 K 31 Oct 2014 - 13:56 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the John Weiler slide collection
Topic revision: r15 - 18 Mar 2023, dougchyz
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