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■(JI) 'Reign Of Glory'

1953, Marx

'Reign Of Glory' (Walter Marx, R. 1953) JI (double), 40" (102 cm), Midseason bloom. Standards silvery blue; falls deeper blue. 'Mrs. J. A. Hayden' X 'Nagao-zan'. Marx 1953.

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From Marx Gardens catalog, 1955: REIGN OF GLORY (Marx 1953) Each $6.00 A rare beauty for the fancier who seeks the ultimate in charm and unique color pattern. At first glance the color might be described as silvery blue but close inspection of the flower reveals a most intricate network of fine delicate stippling and reticulations of sky blue over a white ground. This color scheme intensifies towards the outer margins which are solid violet blue. Fully double 8 to 9 inch flowers on well branched stems produced over a long period. The exquisite color, the graceful outline and the light ruffling of every flower combine to give us one of the most beautiful seedlings ever made available to lovers of iris Kaempferi. Height 40 inches. Midseason.
From Tempo Two AU catalog, 1974: REIGN OF GLORY (Marx '53 USA) Double Mid-season. An older variety still very popular and one of the easiest to grow. Color is silvery bluish mauve with a heavy white radiating ray pattern from gold signals. Strong grower. $1.50.


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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-- LaurieFrazer - 2010-05-02
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
reignofglory01.JPGJPG reignofglory01.JPG manage 804 K 19 Dec 2015 - 22:27 UnknownUser Photo by Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm
reignofglory1.JPGJPG reignofglory1.JPG manage 73 K 23 Apr 2020 - 15:35 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the 1959 Walter Marx Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
reignofglory5.JPGJPG reignofglory5.JPG manage 136 K 28 May 2020 - 15:23 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the 1994 Ensata Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
reignofglory9.JPGJPG reignofglory9.JPG manage 195 K 04 Jun 2023 - 15:27 UnknownUser Photo by Jeff Bennett-Dry Creek Garden
reignofglory90.JPGJPG reignofglory90.JPG manage 208 K 04 Jun 2023 - 15:28 UnknownUser Photo by Jeff Bennett-Dry Creek Garden
Topic revision: r16 - 06 Jul 2023, TLaurin
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