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■(JI) 'Valiant Prince'

1959, Marx

'Valiant Prince' (Walter Marx, R. 1958) Seedling 49-27A. JI (double), 48" (122 cm), Early bloom. Rich rose-red, central portion white, netted red; styles white, netted red. From 2 Higo seedlings. Marx 1959.

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From Marx Gardens catalog, 1962: VALIANT PRINCE (Marx 1959) Each $4.00. Rich rose red flower of exceptional fine form and just enough ruffling for most graceful outline. Not a self, as the central portion is white, finely netted red with styles similarly marked. Large 8 inch flowers come early in the season on 4 foot stems. A beautiful cut flower that attracted lots of attention at our flower shows. Picture page 7.


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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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
valiantprince1.JPGJPG valiantprince1.JPG manage 83 K 23 Apr 2020 - 19:42 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the 1959 Walter Marx Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
valiantprince5.JPGJPG valiantprince5.JPG manage 155 K 26 Dec 2023 - 15:29 UnknownUser Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens
valiantprince50.JPGJPG valiantprince50.JPG manage 191 K 26 Dec 2023 - 15:30 UnknownUser Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens
Topic revision: r10 - 29 Dec 2023, Harloiris
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