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■(TB) 'Cardinal Expression'

2014, Aitken

'Cardinal Expression' (J. Terry Aitken, R. 2014). Seedling# 07T39. TB, 32" (81 cm). Late midseason bloom. Standards soft red blending to rose-red at midribs; style arms soft red; falls white, soft red ½˝ rim; beards bright red. 'Code Red' X 'Orange Titan'. Salmon Creek 2014.

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Awaiting original catalog description.


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 - 2014-03-31
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CARDINALEXPRESSION9.jpgjpg CARDINALEXPRESSION9.jpg manage 261 K 30 Mar 2021 - 12:10 TerryLaurin Photo by Klaus Burkhardt- Iris Schwertilienoase-Germany
CARDINAL_EXPRESSION_(Aitken_2014).JPGJPG CARDINAL_EXPRESSION_(Aitken_2014).JPG manage 756 K 11 Aug 2016 - 19:29 PerryDyer  
CardinalExpression9.jpgjpg CardinalExpression9.jpg manage 152 K 27 Jan 2021 - 02:17 TerryLaurin Photo by Lori Rhodes- Crafton Hills Iris Farm
cardinal01.jpgjpg cardinal01.jpg manage 55 K 25 Apr 2015 - 13:24 TerryLaurin Photo by Aitken's Salmon Creek Garden
cardinal02.jpgjpg cardinal02.jpg manage 69 K 29 Aug 2015 - 02:38 TerryLaurin Photo by Mikey Lango-Taken at 2015 AIS Convention
cardinalexpression01.jpgjpg cardinalexpression01.jpg manage 74 K 01 Apr 2014 - 13:55 TerryLaurin Photo by Aitken's Salmon Creek Garden
cardinalexpression02.jpgjpg cardinalexpression02.jpg manage 80 K 30 Jul 2015 - 01:27 TerryLaurin Photo by Carl Boro taken at 2015 AIS Convention
cardinalexpression1.jpgjpg cardinalexpression1.jpg manage 54 K 31 Mar 2016 - 18:49 TerryLaurin Photo by Larry Lauer-Lauer's Flowers
cardinalexpression2.jpgjpg cardinalexpression2.jpg manage 235 K 23 Nov 2017 - 21:24 TerryLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
cardinalexpression3.jpgjpg cardinalexpression3.jpg manage 187 K 28 Aug 2020 - 00:38 TerryLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
cardinalexpression5.JPGJPG cardinalexpression5.JPG manage 138 K 18 Dec 2023 - 03:38 TerryLaurin Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens
Topic revision: r18 - 18 Dec 2023, TerryLaurin
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