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■(TB) 'Bang'

1955, Craig

'Bang' (Tom Craig, R. 1955). TB, 38" (97 cm). Late bloom. Color Class-R3. Standards near old cedar; falls. near India red. 'Savage' x ('Cordovan' x 'Molten'). Craig 1955. Honorable Mention 1955; Judges' Choice 1956; Award of Merit 1959.

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Awaiting original catalog description
From Cooley's Gardens catalog, 1959: A new red, with a name in keeping with the impression it creates in the garden! Broad falls of brilliant color and heavy substance, slightly waved; it owes its fine form to CORDOVAN, one of its parents.
From Fleur De Lis Gardens catalog 1963: BANG (Craig '55) M.L. 38 in. Savage x (ordovan x Molten). A large, ruffled bitone. Standards are cedar red and the falls a rich India red. A bit difficult to grow here and in some other areas but certainly worthwhile for it is a top notch red. A.M. 1960 2.00.
A good red with more substance than most reds. It is well branched and always a good performer for us. Hildenbrandt, Lester (1965). Irises for a Beginner, American Iris Society Bulletin, 177 (April 1965) 27.


Quick Summary of Cultural Directions

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.

BobPries - 21 Apr 2019

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-- JanLauritzen - 2010-04-29
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
BANG6.JPGJPG BANG6.JPG manage 155 K 05 Dec 2019 - 03:43 Main.TLaurin Photo by Debbie Carpenter of.Iris-Splendor-Australia
Bang TB 1955 Intro Listing.pngpng Bang TB 1955 Intro Listing.png manage 151 K 25 Jul 2022 - 15:56 EdenSprings  
Bang.jpgjpg Bang.jpg manage 398 K 13 Aug 2015 - 21:28 Main.hrandiac This is a drawing from Tom Craig catalog.
Bang01.JPGJPG Bang01.JPG manage 76 K 20 Nov 2014 - 15:18 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Bang02.JPGJPG Bang02.JPG manage 78 K 11 Aug 2021 - 02:32 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Bang271004.jpgjpg Bang271004.jpg manage 21 K 18 Nov 2010 - 09:30 ColleenModra Colleen Modra Photo
Bang91.jpgjpg Bang91.jpg manage 69 K 29 Jan 2021 - 14:09 Main.TLaurin Photo By Mooiplaas Iris & Daylilies-South Africa
BangEI.jpgjpg BangEI.jpg manage 31 K 08 Dec 2012 - 19:49 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Exline Iris Garden
BangIG.jpgjpg BangIG.jpg manage 24 K 29 Nov 2011 - 20:30 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Irisgal
Bang_by_JanLauritzen.jpgjpg Bang_by_JanLauritzen.jpg manage 69 K 29 Apr 2010 - 21:03 Main.janlauritzen Taken in my garden in Southern CA
bang01.jpgjpg bang01.jpg manage 76 K 13 May 2015 - 02:20 Main.TLaurin Photo by Exline Iris Garden
bang09.JPGJPG bang09.JPG manage 208 K 19 Jan 2021 - 03:19 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1965 Cooley's Iris Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
bang1-08.jpgjpg bang1-08.jpg manage 58 K 11 Jul 2010 - 00:41 Main.mikeu Bang by Mike Unser
bang2-08.jpgjpg bang2-08.jpg manage 70 K 11 Jul 2010 - 00:41 Main.mikeu Bang by Mike Unser
bang2.jpgjpg bang2.jpg manage 45 K 11 Jul 2010 - 00:42 Main.mikeu Bang by Mike Unser
bang4.JPGJPG bang4.JPG manage 655 K 30 Apr 2018 - 03:06 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
bang5.JPGJPG bang5.JPG manage 135 K 08 Jun 2020 - 19:00 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
bang6.JPGJPG bang6.JPG manage 133 K 08 Jun 2020 - 19:02 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
bang9.JPGJPG bang9.JPG manage 176 K 25 Jun 2023 - 02:12 Main.TLaurin Photo by Verna Laurin-Willowdale-ON-Canada
Topic revision: r28 - 25 Jun 2023, TLaurin
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