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■(TB) 'Celestial Glory'

1961, Reckamp

'Celestial Glory' (Bro. Charles Reckamp, R. 1961). Seedling# 56-49. TB, 36" (91 cm), Midseason bloom. Color Class YO1, Orange or golden-tan self. ('Mary Randall' x 'Techny Chimes') X D. Hall seedling# 54-11. Mission Gardens 1961. High Commendation 1957; Honorable Mention 1962; Judges Choice 1963, 1964; Award of Merit 1964.

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Photo by Alain Chapelle-Jardin dPhoto scanned from the Rosalie Figge slide collectionPhoto scanned from the 1965 Schreiners catalogue by Terry LaurinPhoto by Verna Laurin-Willowdale-ON-Canada-taken June 1967


Mission Gardens (1963). Nursery Catalog. American Iris Society Iris Encyclopedia. Retrieved from CELESTIAL GLORY (Mission Gardens 1961) Large full flowers. Color, orange or golden tan with bright red beard. Beard is surrounded by a creamy halo. The broad domed standards are waved and ruffled. Falls are very broad, flaring and nicely arched at the haft and ruffled at the base. Substance of the flowers is extra heavy. Branching average. Height 36". This is one of the "best quality" iris we have introduced. $20.00. (Mission Gardens, 1963).
Nelson Negus, K. (Ed). (1971). Iris check list of registered cultivar names 1960-1969 (p. 26). The American Iris Society.
Roberts, E. (1964). Taped commentary of Fay garden. American Iris Society Bulletin 174(July 1964), 48. Retrieved from E-member subscription required. Comment (Roberts, 1964): "Celestial Glory (Bro. Charles '61) was on its last few buds but was still quite a lovely color in bright orange with falls slightly lighter, more of an apricot orange with quite a noticeable yellow influence around the edges; beard a bright red. The standards have a pinkish coloring on the backs of the midribs that is quite lovely."


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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CelestialGlory02.jpgjpg CelestialGlory02.jpg manage 69 K 02 Jun 2014 - 03:05 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the Rosalie Figge slide collection
celestialglory01.jpgjpg celestialglory01.jpg manage 66 K 07 Nov 2013 - 20:17 TerryLaurin Photo by Alain Chapelle-Jardin d'Iris de Bubry-France
celestialglory1.JPGJPG celestialglory1.JPG manage 403 K 11 Sep 2020 - 21:59 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the 1965 Schreiners catalogue by Terry Laurin
celestialglory5.JPGJPG celestialglory5.JPG manage 161 K 27 Jun 2023 - 19:06 TerryLaurin Photo by Verna Laurin-Willowdale-ON-Canada-taken June 1967
Topic revision: r19 - 28 Jun 2023, Harloiris
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