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■(BB) 'Maroon Bells'

1975, Magee

'Maroon Bells' (Tom Magee, R. 1975). Seedling #7051. BB, 27" (69 cm). Midseason bloom. Ruffled dark red-violet self; brown hafts; bronze beard. Seedling #67113B: ('Bang' x 'Martel') X 'Swahili'. Wedow Iris 1976. Honorable Mention 1977, Judges' Choice 1977, 1978, Award of Merit 1979.

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From AIS Bulletin #221 April 1976 Introducing MAROON BELLS (Tom Magee). BB, 27", M. Centennial named for Colorado's famed purple mountain majesty, Maroon Bells, near Aspen. Dark red-violet self, brown haft; bronze beard; ruffled, domed standards; flaring, wide falls with enough ruffle to ring the bell! (Bang x Martel) X Swahilli. EC 1974. $12.00. Wedow Iris Garden.


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.

-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07

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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
MaroonBellsBJI.JPGJPG MaroonBellsBJI.JPG manage 40 K 12 Apr 2012 - 14:13 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Blue J Iris
maroonbells01.jpgjpg maroonbells01.jpg manage 31 K 21 Dec 2014 - 22:09 Main.TLaurin Photo by Exline Iris Garden
maroonbells0116.jpgjpg maroonbells0116.jpg manage 20 K 01 Aug 2016 - 14:53 Main.Betsy881 Detail of photo by Betsy Higgins
maroonbells02.JPGJPG maroonbells02.JPG manage 90 K 08 Jun 2014 - 03:22 Main.TLaurin Photo by Don McQueen-taken at McMillen's Iris Garden-Norwich-Ontario-Canada
maroonbells03.jpgjpg maroonbells03.jpg manage 86 K 25 Jun 2015 - 00:36 Main.TLaurin Photo by Exline Iris Garden
maroonbells1.jpgjpg maroonbells1.jpg manage 322 K 20 Aug 2016 - 19:57 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
maroonbells8.JPGJPG maroonbells8.JPG manage 196 K 27 Apr 2023 - 01:57 Main.TLaurin Photo by Verna Laurin-Willowdale-ON-Canada
maroonbells_jb.jpgjpg maroonbells_jb.jpg manage 18 K 17 Apr 2013 - 00:02 Main.Harloiris photo Wilson Banner Ranch Iris Garden
Topic revision: r21 - 27 Apr 2023, Harloiris
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