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■(IB) 'Little Mermaid'

1992, Magee

'Little Mermaid' (Tom Magee, R. 1992). Seedling #8534B. IB, 20" (51 cm), Midseason bloom. Pale shell pink, Falls with ivory radiating from beard; style arms lighter pink; beards ivory, tipped red. Seedling #8033C: ('Mountain Sunbeams' x seedling #7513F, 'Wedding Cake' sibling) X 'Shrimp'. Long 1994. Honorable Mention 1996.

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From AIS Bulletin #293 April 1994 Introducing LITTLE MERMAID (Tom Magee '94) IB 20" M. Flesh, mother-of-pearl, sea-quined stds. & falls. Red beards, soaked ocean foam, splashing onto F. Miss Sedona sib. $15.00. Long's Gardens.
 


Culture

Quick Summary of Cultural Directions

FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION Sort
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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Little Mermaid_Magee.jpgjpg Little Mermaid_Magee.jpg manage 239 K 22 Dec 2022 - 16:43 UnknownUser Scanned by David Potembski from AIS Bulletin #293 (Apr. 1994), p. 67.
littlemer02.JPGJPG littlemer02.JPG manage 92 K 02 Jul 2014 - 16:04 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
littlemermaid02.JPGJPG littlemermaid02.JPG manage 354 K 06 May 2017 - 21:43 UnknownUser Photo by Dorothy Vande-Wisconsin Iris Society
Topic revision: r18 - 22 Dec 2022, davepote
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