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■(TB) 'Christmas Carol'

1973, O'Brien

'Christmas Carol' (Carroll O'Brien, R. 1969). Seedling# 6503. TB, 32" (81 cm), Midseason bloom. Color Class-YO4RVcm, Standards peach; falls orchid-rose with peach border; orange beard. 'Pipes Of Pan' X 'Arctic Flame'. Palette 1973. Honorable Mention 1975.

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Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris GardenPhoto by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris GardenPhoto by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden


From AIS Bulletin #209 April 1973 Introducing CHRISTMAS CAROL (C. O'BRIEN '73). (Pipes of Pan x Arctic Flame). 32". Sdlg. 6503. The winner of the McKee award in 1970 has a high colored flower liked by everyone who sees it. Peach standards and rosy falls with a peach rim bordering the falls. High bud count, good stalk. HC '70. $25.00. Palette Gardens.

CHRISTMAS CAROL (O'Brien) is an offspring of Pipes of Pan X Arctic Flame. It has peach standards, rose-purple falls bordered peach, and a tangerine beard-and it is pretty! The branching is adequate, the hafts are a little rough, and the color is unique. [Hal Stahly, AIS Bulletin #210 July 1973:33]



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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ChristmasCarol02.JPGJPG ChristmasCarol02.JPG manage 129 K 13 Aug 2021 - 18:59 TerryLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
ChristmasCarolBHI.JPGJPG ChristmasCarolBHI.JPG manage 55 K 17 Nov 2011 - 20:24 BetsyHiggins Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Topic revision: r14 - 26 Aug 2023, Harloiris
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