Monday, June 4, 2012
Tall Bearded Iris CORAL SUNSET
Extraordinary Apricot Orange Irises are not all that common surprisingly, and when you find a good one it instantly becomes a keeper, so needless to say Schreiner's 'Coral Sunset' is not an iris that will be leaving home any time soon. A strong apricot orange colouration that is sun fast and has most likely inherited the clean white centre on its falls from its parent 'Piping Hot' (Schriener's 1981). Well balanced medium sized blooms on 3 branches with 7-8 buds almost always double socketed, all on strong stalks that stand up well to inclement weather. An exceptional healthy plant that shows average increase.
Schreiner's Collectors Edition 2000 Iris Lovers Catalog
CORAL SUNSET (Schreiner, 1990) ML 37"
These moderately sized flowers are finished in luscious pink apricot tones, lightening to creamy white with bright tangerine beards completing the ensemble. Its a robust grower producing 6-7 buds on three branches. HM '93, AM '97
AIS Checklist 1999
CORAL SUNSET (Schreiner, R. 1990 Sdlg. S 589-2. TB, 37" (94 cm), ML, Shrimp apricot (RHS 32D); beards tangerine. H 834-5: (((Real Delight x Glittering Amber) x Orange Parade) x (Y 1468-A: ((June Meredith x Lynn Hall) x Fairy Fable) x Esther Fay)) X Piping Hot. Schreiner 1990. HM 1993, AM 1997 .
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