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■(TB) 'Flounced Marvel'

1961, Austin

'Flounced Marvel' (Lloyd Austin, R. 1960). Seedling# 8209. TB, 44" (112 cm). Late midseason bloom. Color Class V3. Standards creamy lilac-pink; falls soft crimson. 'Mulberry Snow' X 'Happy Birthday'. Rainbow Hybridizing Gardens(Austin) 1961.

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Photo scanned from the 1965 Rainbow Hybridizing Gardens catalog by Kate BrewittPhoto by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris GardenPhoto by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris GardenPhoto by Blue J IrisPhoto by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris GardensPhoto by Blue J IrisPhoto by Jan CampbellPhoto by Rick Tasco


From Rainbow Hybridizing Gardens catalog 1965: FLOUNCED MARVEL (Austin '61) ML-42." An advanced Space-Age development. While flounces vary somewhat from flower to flower, many are as large as shown in color photo. So named because everyone marvels that a magnificent Iris, with such full decorative embellishments, could evolve in such a short time from simple slender horns that were the sensation only a few years back. Heavy seedsetter & producesces Pollen profusely. Try it! 49 chromosomes. Mulberry Snow X Happy Birthday; such a wondrous flower, it is hard to believe, but this is a 1965 EXTRA Premium-FREE for 15 days on any order of $15 or more, as explained on page 16, where you will find it pictured in life-like color. Be sure to get in on this chance of a lifetime. Regularly $15.00; on $10 order $11.25; on $25 order $9.75.


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 - 2011-03-07

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-- BetsyHiggins - 2010-12-18
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
FlouncedMarvel11.JPGJPG FlouncedMarvel11.JPG manage 95 K 16 Aug 2021 - 18:43 TerryLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
FlouncedMarvel12BHI.JPGJPG FlouncedMarvel12BHI.JPG manage 56 K 19 Apr 2012 - 13:46 BetsyHiggins Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
FlouncedMarvel2BJ.jpgjpg FlouncedMarvel2BJ.jpg manage 160 K 10 Feb 2012 - 19:44 BetsyHiggins Photo by Blue J Iris
FlouncedMarvelBJ.jpgjpg FlouncedMarvelBJ.jpg manage 88 K 10 Feb 2012 - 19:44 BetsyHiggins Photo by Blue J Iris
FlouncedMarvelJC.jpgjpg FlouncedMarvelJC.jpg manage 45 K 23 Dec 2014 - 21:34 BetsyHiggins Photo by Jan Campbell
FlouncedMarvelRT.jpgjpg FlouncedMarvelRT.jpg manage 26 K 22 Jan 2012 - 17:41 BetsyHiggins Photo by Rick Tasco
flouncedmarvel1.JPGJPG flouncedmarvel1.JPG manage 220 K 06 Apr 2020 - 13:03 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the 1965 Rainbow Hybridizing Gardens catalog by Kate Brewitt
flouncedmarvel5.JPGJPG flouncedmarvel5.JPG manage 209 K 04 Feb 2024 - 14:46 TerryLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
Topic revision: r16 - 06 Feb 2024, Harloiris
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