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■(TB) 'Kingdom'

1964, Fay

'Kingdom' (Orville Fay, R. 1963). Seedling# 62-8. TB, 38" (97 cm). Midseason bloom. Clear yellow, small white spot below yellow beard. ('Waxing Moon' x sibling to 'Celestial Sunlight') x (seedling# 50-08 x 'Techny Chimes') X (seedling# 57-28 x ('Waxing Moon' x sibling to 'Celestial Sunlight'). Moldovan 1964. Honorable Mention 1964; Judges Choice 1965, 1966; Award of Merit 1967.

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From AIS Bulletin #171 October 1963. Introducing KINGDOM-Huge, beautifully branched clear deep yellow. H.C.'62. $25.00. Moldovan's Gardens.
KINGDOM (Fay '64). "One of my favorites for four seasons. Emphasis here is on clear, ultra clean deep yellow color with wide, heavily ruffled petals; substance is exceptionally heavy; stalks are strong and consistently average to well branched. This always has been a healthy, vigorous grower in our area. Primary fault: Tendency to bloom too heavily." [Roger R. Nelson (Wayne, Nebraska), “An Extra Dimension” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 196, (January 1970): 7.
KINGDOM (Fay '64) had only one stalk in bloom, was quite tall with very large and bright yellow flowers with a distinct white blaze at the end of a gold beard. Flowers are very well formed, again heavily ruffled, wide, and of extra heavy substance, like parchment. [Roberts, Earl (1964). Taped Commentary on Fay Garden, American Iris Society Bulletin 174(July 1964), 49.]


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.

-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07

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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Kingdom2JK.jpgjpg Kingdom2JK.jpg manage 462 K 20 May 2023 - 15:27 JessicaKelley Photo by Jessica Kelley- Iowa USA 2022
KingdomEI.jpgjpg KingdomEI.jpg manage 53 K 14 Dec 2012 - 15:58 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Exline Iris Garden
KingdomJK.jpgjpg KingdomJK.jpg manage 479 K 20 May 2023 - 15:25 JessicaKelley Photo by Jessica Kelley- Iowa USA 2022
Kingdom_fl.JPGJPG Kingdom_fl.JPG manage 44 K 17 Feb 2011 - 16:41 IrisP  
kingdom01.jpgjpg kingdom01.jpg manage 64 K 13 Jun 2015 - 20:37 Main.TLaurin Photo by Exline Iris Garden
kingdom1.JPGJPG kingdom1.JPG manage 332 K 04 Oct 2020 - 02:47 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1975 Schreiners catalogue by Terry Laurin
Topic revision: r15 - 20 May 2023, Harloiris
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