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■(TB) 'Chinese Coral'

1962, Fay

'Chinese Coral' (Orville Fay, R. 1960). Seedling# 58-17. TB, 35" (89 cm). Very late bloom. Color Class-O1P. Pinkish-orange self; Chinese coral beard. ('Mary Randall' x Lapham seedling# G-20: ((seedling# H6: ('Spindrift' x 'Isabellina') x 'Premier Peach')) x (('Paradise Pink' x self)) X 'Fleeta'. Fay 1961, Moldovan 1962.

Awards: Honorable Mention 1963; Award of Merit 1965.

See below:

Chinese Coral TB--1962 Moldovan Intro.pngChinese Coral.1961.Fay.jpgchinese01.jpgChinese Coralbhi.jpgchinesecoral01.JPGchinesecoral1.jpgchinesecoral5.JPGChineseCoralEI.jpg


Chinese Coral.1961.Fay.jpg
CHINESE CORAL (Fay '62). "A standard in apricot-orange, with the deepest most brilliant coral beard. A very healthy, well-branched, freeblooming variety that will consistently bloom every year. An important further addition it blooms late and greatly extends the season. It could use a few more ruffles; but all-in-all, a prominent advancement in the apricot-oranges." [Roger R. Nelson (Wayne, Nebraska), “An Extra Dimension” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 196, (January 1970): 8.
CHINESE CORAL (Fay '63) was seen in two well-established clumps blooming to perfection. Each had seven stalks with two to three open flowers. The heavy stalks carry up to four branches with nine or ten buds, making a long season of bloom. Flower is well formed, large, a bright pinkish orange, almost a complete self, with only a small blaze at the tip of the amazingly huge, brilliant red beard such as noted in no other iris. Foliage shows that blue-green color of the Fay lines, a factor bred in through a cross to I. pallida many years back. [Roberts, Earl (1964). Taped Commentary on Fay Garden, American Iris Society Bulletin 174 (July 1964), 48.]


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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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Chinese Coral TB--1962 Moldovan Intro.pngpng Chinese Coral TB--1962 Moldovan Intro.png manage 480 K 27 Apr 2024 - 14:08 EdenSprings Introductory Catalog Listing
Chinese Coral.1961.Fay.jpgjpg Chinese Coral.1961.Fay.jpg manage 81 K 08 May 2020 - 15:41 Main.davepote Image scanned by David Potembski from Mission Gardens catalog, 1961.
ChineseCoralEI.jpgjpg ChineseCoralEI.jpg manage 42 K 10 Dec 2012 - 15:50 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Exline Iris Garden
Chinese_Coralbhi.jpgjpg Chinese_Coralbhi.jpg manage 939 K 08 Jan 2017 - 15:07 Main.Betsy881 Photo from Bluebird Haven Iris Garden ex Cooley's catalog
chinese01.jpgjpg chinese01.jpg manage 86 K 05 Jun 2015 - 02:23 Main.TLaurin Photo by Exline Iris Garden
chinesecoral01.JPGJPG chinesecoral01.JPG manage 799 K 28 Mar 2016 - 02:14 Main.TLaurin Photo by HIPS Archives
chinesecoral1.jpgjpg chinesecoral1.jpg manage 30 K 26 Nov 2018 - 21:47 Main.TLaurin Photo by Iriszkert Szasz-Hungary.
chinesecoral5.JPGJPG chinesecoral5.JPG manage 181 K 27 Jun 2023 - 19:24 Main.TLaurin Photo by Verna Laurin-Willowdale-ON-Canada-taken June 1978
Topic revision: r31 - 27 Apr 2024, EdenSprings
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