, R. 1947). Seedling# 44-12. TB 36" (91 cm). Color Class Y4D. Early bloom. 'Gold Medal'
x seedling# 41-22. Honorable Mention 1947
; President's Cup 1947
; Award of Merit 1952
; Award of Merit, RHS 1953.
The early version of President's Cup was awarded from 1947 thru 1955 when the name was changed to the Franklin Cook Memorial Cup. In the AIS Encyclopedia this early award is listed under the Franklin Cook Memorial Cup which is where the above President's Cup link points to.
"Zantha" is Greek for yellow.
| From Fay Gardens catalog, 1947: ZANTHA No.44-12. Gold Medal X 41-22. $15. A very large deep yellow self, clear and clean, with a deep yellow beard and no haft markings. The flowers are nicely formed; tailored and flaring. The 37-inch stem is strong and well-branched. Winter hardy. H. C. 1946
| From Cooley's Gardens catalog for 1959: "A very large deep yellow self, clear and clean, with a rich yellow bead and no haft markings. Perfection in form, tailored and flaring, the 3 foot stems widely branched. This iris won the President's Cup in 1947."
| Fay 44-12. Large pure deep chrome flaring flower on a tall well branched stalk and a strong plant.-Buneaux. A large clear chrome yellow, good form, deeper yellow in haft and beard. Tall stalk, well branched. Zink. “Seedling Comments,” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 103 (October 1946): 93.
| Blooms are exceptionally large, and the color is wonderfully bright. A reliable bloomer and very vigorous grower as well. -- MikeUnser - 09 Jul 2010
Quick Summary of Cultural Directions
| FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION
| 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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