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■(TB) 'Chapel Bells'

1982, Meek

'Chapel Bells' (Duane Meek, R. 1982). Seedling# B113-1-4. TB, 34" (86 cm). Late midseason bloom. Heavily ruffled lavender orchid, lighter area around beard; red beard tipped lavender orchid. 'Caro Nome' X 'Sweetheart Waltz'. D. & J. Gardens 1982. Honorable Mention 1984.

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From AIS Bulletin #245 April 1982 Introducing CHAPEL BELLS (D. Meek) Sdlg. B113-1-4. TB, 34", ML. $25.00. Lavender-orchid self with very wide petals and much ruffling. Has a bluish cast when first opening. Red beards with lavender-orchid at tips. Caro Nome X Sweetheart Waltz. Won Region 14 Sdlg. Cup 1979. D&J Gardens.


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 - 2010-11-02
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Chapel Bells resized.jpgjpg Chapel Bells resized.jpg manage 231 K 04 Jan 2021 - 17:24 SusanAFlow Chapel Bells group
Chapel-BellsCT.jpgjpg Chapel-BellsCT.jpg manage 54 K 28 Oct 2011 - 20:18 Main.Betsy881 Photo by C & T Iris Patch
ChapelBells01.JPGJPG ChapelBells01.JPG manage 60 K 10 Dec 2014 - 20:53 UnknownUser Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
ChapelBells01.jpgjpg ChapelBells01.jpg manage 33 K 01 Oct 2014 - 03:11 UnknownUser Photo by C&T Iris Patch
ChapelBells02.JPGJPG ChapelBells02.JPG manage 78 K 13 Aug 2021 - 15:11 UnknownUser Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
ChapelBells12BHI.jpgjpg ChapelBells12BHI.jpg manage 77 K 15 Apr 2012 - 15:56 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
ChapelBells2BJ.jpgjpg ChapelBells2BJ.jpg manage 121 K 03 Feb 2012 - 14:25 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Blue J Iris
ChapelBells5.jpgjpg ChapelBells5.jpg manage 62 K 06 Sep 2013 - 01:45 UnknownUser Photo by Echo Iris Garden
ChapelBellsBJ.jpgjpg ChapelBellsBJ.jpg manage 70 K 03 Feb 2012 - 14:26 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Blue J Iris
ChapelBellsSI.JPGJPG ChapelBellsSI.JPG manage 212 K 08 Apr 2019 - 03:16 UnknownUser Photo by Sandy Ives.
chapelbells01.jpgjpg chapelbells01.jpg manage 47 K 01 Sep 2015 - 20:53 UnknownUser Photo by Wild Iris Rows
chapelbells5.JPGJPG chapelbells5.JPG manage 332 K 26 Apr 2024 - 02:03 UnknownUser Photo by Jeff Bennett-Dry Creek Garden
chapelbells50.JPGJPG chapelbells50.JPG manage 164 K 26 Apr 2024 - 02:04 UnknownUser Photo by Jeff Bennett-Dry Creek Garden
chapelbells51.JPGJPG chapelbells51.JPG manage 250 K 26 Apr 2024 - 02:04 UnknownUser Photo by Jeff Bennett-Dry Creek Garden
Topic revision: r19 - 05 May 2024, BrewItt
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