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■(TB) 'Koala'

1975, Mohr

'Koala' (David Mohr, R. 1974). Seedling# C-39-71-1. TB, 35" (89 cm), Midseason bloom. Yellow (RHS 4D) self; yellow-orange (15C) beard. 'New Moon' X 'Beaux Arts'. Mohr Gardens 1975. Honorable Mention 1976.

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From AIS Bulletin #217 April 1975 Introducing KOALA (David Mohr '75). TB, 35", M. $25.00. Marks the dawning of the new age. The grace and beauty of the past combined with the progressive achievements of today to make this one a gem to the serious Iris grower. Wide, ruffled petals are held in virtually perfect symmetry. Domed, touching standards and semi-flaring falls add a final refinement to this ultimate in form. The flowers are cream with an intensification and more vivid tone in the beard and hafts. Thick, crisp flowers last for several days. The plant grows vigorously and increases at a rapid rate. Well-branched stalks carry numerous buds. (New Moon X Beaux Arts). Mohr 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 - 2011-03-07

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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Koala1.jpgjpg Koala1.jpg manage 85 K 03 Sep 2017 - 02:31 TerryLaurin Photo by Sunshine Iris Nursery-Australia
Koala2.jpgjpg Koala2.jpg manage 53 K 19 Oct 2013 - 03:14 TerryLaurin Photo by Sunshine Iris Nursery-Australia
Koala3.jpgjpg Koala3.jpg manage 91 K 10 Oct 2018 - 02:26 TerryLaurin Photo by Sunshine Iris Nursery-Australia.
KoalaBHI.JPGJPG KoalaBHI.JPG manage 80 K 18 Nov 2011 - 23:52 BetsyHiggins Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
kaola02.jpgjpg kaola02.jpg manage 75 K 10 Jun 2014 - 21:04 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the Rosalie Figge slide collection
koala03.JPGJPG koala03.JPG manage 983 K 26 Dec 2016 - 20:19 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the Glenn Corlew slide collection
Topic revision: r16 - 29 Jul 2023, Harloiris
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