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■(TB) 'Techny Chimes'

1955, Reckamp

'Techny Chimes' (Brother Charles, R. 1955). Seedling 51-40. TB, 36" (91 cm). Midseason bloom. Color Class-Y1, Clear yellow self, orange beard. Seedlings involving 'Sunray', 'Dolly Varden', 'Overture' and others. Mission 1955. Honorable Mention 1955; Judges' Choice 1956; Award of Merit 1957.

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Techny Chimes flPhoto by Don McQueen-London,Ont.-Canada Zone 5Photo by Verna Laurin-Willowdale-ON-CanadaPhoto scanned from the 1965 CooleyPhoto scanned from the 1965 C.A. Cruickshank catalogue by Terry LaurinPhoto by Argyle AcresPhoto by Dottie Ladman


From Mission Gardens catalog, 1960: TECHNY CHIMES (Mission Gardens 1955) A large, clear medium yellow with a bright orange beard. Techny Chimes is from pink breeding which gives it a clearness of color not found in many yellow iris. The color is so clear the flowers have a luminous or crystal-like appearance. Substance and branching are good. Falls very broad and semi-flaring. Standards and falls are nicely ruffled. 36". $7.50
From Rainbow Hybridizing Gardens catalog 1963: TECHNY CHIMES (Bro. Charles '55) EM-36". Will call you magnetically from across the garden. Large clear luminous yellow, startling orange-tangerine beard. We've had yellows with yellow or white beards for decades but these new ones with tangerine beards attract a lot more attention. Flower full, perfectly formed; standards and falls slightly ruffled. Substance, branching both good. Tied for '60 Dykes. Involving: Sunray, Dolly Varden, Overture, etc. Regularly $3.00; on $10 order $1.85; on $25 order $1.55.


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.

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-- MichaelGreenfield - 2010-01-10
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TechnyChimesAA.jpgjpg TechnyChimesAA.jpg manage 45 K 20 Feb 2011 - 14:27 BetsyHiggins Photo by Argyle Acres
TechnyChimesDCL.JPGJPG TechnyChimesDCL.JPG manage 69 K 16 May 2014 - 17:20 BetsyHiggins Photo by Dottie Ladman
Techny_Chimes_fl.jpgjpg Techny_Chimes_fl.jpg manage 27 K 21 Feb 2011 - 19:31 IrisP  
technychimes1.JPGJPG technychimes1.JPG manage 96 K 29 Mar 2019 - 18:26 TerryLaurin Photo by Don McQueen-London,Ont.-Canada Zone 5
technychimes5.JPGJPG technychimes5.JPG manage 190 K 30 Jun 2023 - 20:10 TerryLaurin Photo by Verna Laurin-Willowdale-ON-Canada
technychimes8.JPGJPG technychimes8.JPG manage 421 K 19 Jan 2021 - 03:16 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the 1965 Cooley's Iris Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
technychimes9.JPGJPG technychimes9.JPG manage 425 K 09 Nov 2020 - 22:52 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the 1965 C.A. Cruickshank catalogue by Terry Laurin
Topic revision: r19 - 30 Jun 2023, TerryLaurin
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