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■(TB) 'Temple Bells'

1952, Hall

'Temple Bells' (David Hall, R. 1952). TB, 38" (97 cm). Early bloom. Color Class-YO1, Golden-apricot self, deep tone; tangerine beard. (Transfers name from 1950 registration, not introduced.) Hall seedling# 46-45 x Hall seedling# 46-31. Cooley 1952. Honorable Mention 1952; Judge's Choice 1953; Award of Merit 1954.

Additional nursery catalog references where this iris was sold: Rainbow 1958.

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Photo by HIPS ArchivesPhoto scanned from the 1955 Cooley


From Iris Test Garden catalog, 1955: TEMPLE BELLS. (Hall 1952). Extra large heavy substanced flowers of a delightful golden apricot. A perfect self with the added attraction of a thick red orange beard. The entire flower is enveloped in a beautiful metallic sheen. The wide petals are of flaring form and slightly ruffled. Mr. Hall considers Temple Bells his finest golden apricot. Mid-season. 36 in. H.M., A.I.S., 1952. $12.00.
From Walter Marx Gardens catalog 1957: TEMPLE BELLS (Hall 1952) Each 5.00. "Ring in the new"....these t1owers seem to toll. We have here a deep, warm shade of apricot yellow pioneering a most pleasing new tone for the yellow class, withoutany red or salmon hues. It is this absence of orange or salmon, that lifts the fiery red beard to such stunning prominence and emphasises the metallic clarity of the dominant color. The flaring falls curve gracefully like bells in motion. Well branched. 36 inches. HM 1952.


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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-- BobPries - 2011-03-07
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templebells1.JPGJPG templebells1.JPG manage 261 K 11 Jun 2016 - 20:12 TerryLaurin Photo by HIPS Archives
templebells9.JPGJPG templebells9.JPG manage 402 K 15 Feb 2021 - 03:22 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the 1955 Cooley's Iris Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
Topic revision: r23 - 20 Mar 2023, Harloiris
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