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■(TB) 'Candy Counter'

1967, Tompkins

'Candy Counter' (Chet Tompkins, R. 1967). TB, 38" (97 cm). Midseason to very late bloom. Color Class O1P, Wintergreen pink self; creamy pink undertone; amber edge; red beard. ('Herald Angel' X 'Tantallon') X ('Herald Angel' x 'Apple Valley'). Fleur de Lis 1967. Honorable Mention 1970.

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Candy CounterPhoto by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris GardenPhoto by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris GardenPhoto scanned from the 1971 Schreiners catalogue by Terry LaurinPhoto by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris GardenPhoto by Amazing Iris Garden-New Zealand


From Fleur De Lis Gardens catalog, 1967: CANDY COUNTER (Tompkins 1967) M.VL. 38 in. (Herald Angel x Tantallon) x (Herald Angel x Apple Valley). Here's a new pink that is as luscious and mouth-watering as any of the confections that graced the shelves,-"so near and yet so glassily remote," of the never to be matched "Candy Counter" in the country store of our old home town. This is a fluffy creation of wintergreen pink over heavy whipped cream topped off with wide ruffled borders of amber toned taffy and sprinkled with golden flecks of maple sugar around rich maraschino red beards. Tall, with strong well branched stalks that carry many large flowers at once. A great favorite of ours, this seems to be equally well liked by visitors. Net $25.00
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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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-- BetsyHiggins - 2010-10-29
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
CandyCounter01.JPGJPG CandyCounter01.JPG manage 59 K 10 Dec 2014 - 20:16 TerryLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
CandyCounter02.JPGJPG CandyCounter02.JPG manage 78 K 13 Aug 2021 - 02:57 TerryLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
CandyCounter12BHI.jpgjpg CandyCounter12BHI.jpg manage 62 K 15 Apr 2012 - 14:23 BetsyHiggins Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
CandyCounter9.jpgjpg CandyCounter9.jpg manage 57 K 25 Jan 2021 - 13:24 TerryLaurin Photo by Amazing Iris Garden-New Zealand
Candy_Counter.jpgjpg Candy_Counter.jpg manage 69 K 31 Jan 2011 - 17:07 IrisP  
candycounter1.JPGJPG candycounter1.JPG manage 369 K 28 Sep 2020 - 01:34 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the 1971 Schreiners catalogue by Terry Laurin
Topic revision: r22 - 30 Nov 2023, Harloiris
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