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■(TB) 'Augusta'

1948, McKee

'Augusta' (William McKee, R. 1946) TB. Seedling 45-23. Midseason bloom. Color Class-S7M. (('Miobelle') x ('Red Gleam' x seedling 4158)). McKee 1948. High Commendation 1946, Honorable Mention 1948.

This iris exhibits purple based foliage.

See below:
Scanned from McKee Gardens price list for 1948Photo by Kate Brewitt-Aurora Borealis Iris Garden, Aurora, ON Canada


From Fleur De Lis Gardens catalog 1956: AUGUSTA (McKee 1948) M. 37 in. Miobelle x (Red Gleam x red blend sdlg.). A rich blend of red , rose violet and copper that seems to grow in beauty from year to year. H.M. 1948. 1.00.


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.

BobPries - 21 Apr 2019

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-- BetsyHiggins - 2012-06-20
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Augusta.jpgjpg Augusta.jpg manage 304 K 30 Nov 2023 - 15:59 DavidPotembski Scanned from McKee Gardens price list for 1948
augustaconv13.JPGJPG augustaconv13.JPG manage 58 K 12 Jul 2013 - 01:05 TerryLaurin Photo by Kate Brewitt-Aurora Borealis Iris Garden, Aurora, ON Canada
Topic revision: r11 - 30 Nov 2023, Harloiris
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