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■(TB) 'Country Manor'

1973, Kegerise

'Country Manor' (Eleanor Kegerise, R. 1972). Seedling# 20-70. TB, 39" (99 cm), Midseason bloom. Standards white; falls white with light yellow hafts; yellow beard; ruffled. 'Cup Race' X seedling# 1-66: 'Swan Ballet' x 'Rippling Waters'). Eleanor Kegerise 1973. President's Cup 1973; Honorable Mention 1974; Award of Merit 1976; Nelson Award 1979.

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From AIS Bulletin #209 April 1973 Introducing COUNTRY MANOR. Sdlg. 20-70 T.B. M-L 38-40 in. Cup Race X 1-66 (Swan Ballet x Rippling Waters). A large ruffled creamy white. Light yellow hafts and yellow beard create a DREAM DATE glowing center. Nicely held standards and rounded falls. An exceptionally strong well-branched stalk having three branches and terminal-at times an additional spur. It consistently blooms with three open flowers at one time. But count nine. A good increaser and fertile both ways. Indeed a show stalk. HC '72. $25.00. Eleanor Kegerise.
COUNTRY MANOR (Kegerise '73) also was first seen at the Philadelphia convention [1973]. And it was really seen, for it went on to win the President's Cup. A tall, perfectly branched cream-with as many as five open flowers at once on a stem-it has really excellent plant habits, increasing rapidly and producing good bloom on first year plants. [James McWhirter, “Reflections and Anticipations,” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, Vol. 57, No. 221 (April 1976): 14.]


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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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
CountryManor01.jpgjpg CountryManor01.jpg manage 119 K 27 Feb 2017 - 21:11 UnknownUser Photo by Glanavon Iris Patch-New Zealand
Country_Manor.JPGJPG Country_Manor.JPG manage 67 K 01 Feb 2011 - 06:00 IrisP  
IMG_20200508_141433.jpgjpg IMG_20200508_141433.jpg manage 3 MB 26 May 2020 - 07:02 SanjaKovacic Iris 'Country Manor'
countrymanor01.JPGJPG countrymanor01.JPG manage 63 K 31 Dec 2014 - 16:29 UnknownUser Photo by Don McQueen,London, Ont. Canada Zone5.
countrymanor02.JPGJPG countrymanor02.JPG manage 897 K 21 Sep 2016 - 22:21 UnknownUser Photo by Don McQueen,London, Ont. Canada Zone5.
countrymanor03.JPGJPG countrymanor03.JPG manage 985 K 12 Dec 2016 - 03:45 UnknownUser Photo from Glenn Corlew slide collection
countrymanor04.JPGJPG countrymanor04.JPG manage 399 K 16 Mar 2019 - 19:24 UnknownUser Photo by Don McQueen-taken at McMillen's Iris Garden-Norwich-Ontario-Canada
countrymanor2.jpgjpg countrymanor2.jpg manage 67 K 06 Nov 2013 - 22:09 UnknownUser Photo by Alain Chapelle-Jardin d'Iris de Bubry-France
countrymanor4.jpgjpg countrymanor4.jpg manage 34 K 27 Nov 2018 - 15:33 UnknownUser Photo by Iriszkert Szasz-Hungary.
countrymanor5.jpgjpg countrymanor5.jpg manage 29 K 27 Nov 2018 - 15:35 UnknownUser Photo by Iriszkert Szasz-Hungary.
countrymanor7.JPGJPG countrymanor7.JPG manage 193 K 27 Jun 2023 - 19:56 UnknownUser Photo by Verna Laurin-Willowdale-ON-Canada
countrymanor9.jpgjpg countrymanor9.jpg manage 128 K 28 Dec 2022 - 15:33 UnknownUser Photo by Holly Johnson
countrymanor91.jpgjpg countrymanor91.jpg manage 145 K 26 Jan 2023 - 12:35 UnknownUser Photo by Holly Johnson
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