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■(JI) 'Frosted Pyramid'

1959, Marx

'Frosted Pyramid' (Walter Marx, R. 1959). JI, 38" (97 cm), Midseason bloom. Color Class-W1, White self. Imported Higo seedling X Marhigo seedling. Marx 1960.

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From Marx Gardens catalog, 1962: FROSTED PYRAMID (Marx 1960) Each $10.00. Our first truly double Marhigo introduction and perhaps the most beautiful Japanese Iris in our collection. We have grown a few imported double or "Peony Type" Higo varieties which cannot measure up to this exquisitely ruffled pure white Marhigo. The extra petals are more fully developed and more gracefully arranged in each blossom. In fact, when this seedling was first exhibited many visitors mistook it for a white peony or a rose. Half opened blooms do closely resemble the loveliest white hybrid tea roses. Here is truly a rare collector's item that will bring real prestige to the gardens of the most discriminating. Medium-size flowers on 36- to 40-inch stems. We have only a few plants to spare this year.


Quick Summary of Cultural Directions

Hardiness Zones 4-8 for most varieties, Some Japanese 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 but moist good garden soil, More tolerant of dry conditions in established plants, Needs swampy conditions especially in Spring bloom season.
PH Prefers Acid solis 6.1 to 7.0, intolerant of limy soils
Fertilizer Prefers rich conditions on organic soils.

-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07

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-- Main.RPries - 2009-08-12
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BHP_1996-X2_frosted_pyramid.jpgjpg BHP_1996-X2_frosted_pyramid.jpg manage 115 K 20 Feb 2016 - 04:29 BrockHeilman Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.
FrostedPyramid01.jpgjpg FrostedPyramid01.jpg manage 101 K 14 Dec 2015 - 21:56 Main.TLaurin Photo by Harbour Breezes Daylilies & Japanese Iris-Head of Jeddore-Nova Scotia-Canada
FrostedPyramid_by_JanLauritzen.jpgjpg FrostedPyramid_by_JanLauritzen.jpg manage 72 K 13 Jun 2010 - 23:18 Main.janlauritzen Photo by Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm
Frosted_Pyramid--_Betsy_Higgins_photo.jpgjpg Frosted_Pyramid--_Betsy_Higgins_photo.jpg manage 95 K 12 Aug 2009 - 18:24 UnknownUser 'Frosted Pyramid' a Betsy Higgins photo
frostedpyramid01.jpgjpg frostedpyramid01.jpg manage 35 K 09 Oct 2014 - 15:47 Main.TLaurin Photo by Rowden Gardens-England
frostedpyramid02.JPGJPG frostedpyramid02.JPG manage 437 K 06 Dec 2015 - 19:08 Main.TLaurin Photo by Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm
frostedpyramid03.JPGJPG frostedpyramid03.JPG manage 739 K 06 Dec 2015 - 19:09 Main.TLaurin Photo by Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm
frostedpyramid1.jpgjpg frostedpyramid1.jpg manage 49 K 16 Jul 2017 - 19:01 Main.TLaurin Photo by Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm
frostedpyramid11.JPGJPG frostedpyramid11.JPG manage 46 K 02 Feb 2012 - 20:58 Main.htb ©2004 Laurie Frazer
frostedpyramid2.JPGJPG frostedpyramid2.JPG manage 704 K 09 Dec 2017 - 21:42 Main.TLaurin Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens
frostedpyramid4.JPGJPG frostedpyramid4.JPG manage 57 K 19 Jun 2013 - 18:33 Main.TLaurin Photo by Ensata Gardens
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