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■(TB) 'Tennessee Vol'

1993, Niswonger

'Tennessee Vol' (O. David Niswonger, R. 1993). Seedling# 71-89. TB, 33" (84 cm). Midseason bloom. Tailored brilliant orange with yellow background glimmer; beards brighter orange. 'Fresno Flash' X seedling# 5-79: ('Countdown' x 'Marmalade Skies'). Cape Iris 1993. Honorable Mention 1995.

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From AIS Bulletin #289 April 1993 Introducing TENNESSEE VOL (Niswonger '93) Sdlg. 71-89: Fresno Flash X 5-79: (Count Down x Marmalade Skies). TB, 33", M. A somewhat tailored brilliant orange of great carrying power. The beards are even more intense than the flower, but the flower has a certain glow that draws you to it. The name was suggested by Hilda Crick, from that great Volunteer State of Tennessee, who is quite a "volunteer" herself. It is fertile both ways and has a hardiness not often found in oranges. $35.00. Cape Iris.


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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-- EleanorHutchison - 2010-02-15
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IMG_5605-X2_tennessee_vol.jpgjpg IMG_5605-X2_tennessee_vol.jpg manage 256 K 20 Feb 2016 - 23:13 BrockHeilman Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.
Tennessee-Vol09.jpgjpg Tennessee-Vol09.jpg manage 30 K 06 Nov 2021 - 03:08 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nola's Iris Garden
Tennessee-Vol090.jpgjpg Tennessee-Vol090.jpg manage 32 K 06 Nov 2021 - 03:09 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nola's Iris Garden
TennesseeVol01.JPGJPG TennesseeVol01.JPG manage 30 K 30 Sep 2014 - 19:47 Main.TLaurin Photo by C&T Iris Patch
TennesseeVol02.JPGJPG TennesseeVol02.JPG manage 65 K 14 Apr 2014 - 18:46 Main.TLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
TennesseeVol6.JPGJPG TennesseeVol6.JPG manage 70 K 24 Feb 2014 - 21:51 Main.TLaurin Photo by Darius Gusas-Lithuania
TennesseeVol7.JPGJPG TennesseeVol7.JPG manage 47 K 24 Feb 2014 - 21:53 Main.TLaurin Photo by Darius Gusas-Lithuania
TennesseeVol8.JPGJPG TennesseeVol8.JPG manage 55 K 24 Feb 2014 - 21:54 Main.TLaurin Photo by Darius Gusas-Lithuania
TennesseeVolEI.jpgjpg TennesseeVolEI.jpg manage 33 K 21 Dec 2012 - 14:18 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Exline Iris Garden
tennesseevol02.jpgjpg tennesseevol02.jpg manage 64 K 19 Nov 2017 - 15:54 Main.TLaurin Photo by Gintaras Kilmaitis-Irisu Pasaulis-Lithuania
tennesseevol3.JPGJPG tennesseevol3.JPG manage 120 K 22 Jun 2013 - 01:07 Main.TLaurin Photo by Tara Perennial Farm, Tara, ON Canada z5a
tennesseevol4.jpgjpg tennesseevol4.jpg manage 92 K 14 Jul 2013 - 01:33 Main.TLaurin Photo by Schreiner's Iris Gardens
tennesseevol5.jpgjpg tennesseevol5.jpg manage 51 K 16 Nov 2013 - 21:41 Main.TLaurin Photo by Alain Chapelle-France
tennesseevolIC.jpgjpg tennesseevolIC.jpg manage 17 K 13 Dec 2011 - 01:08 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Iris City Gardens
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