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■(TB) 'Goliath's Mate'

1971, Zurbrigg

'Goliath's Mate' (Lloyd Zurbrigg, R. 1970). Seedling# 67-26-Jumbo. TB, 35" (89 cm), Midseason bloom and re-bloom. Standards sea lavender-violet (HCC 637/3); falls mineral violet (635) with white line down center which seems to match standards; beard white at end, orange in throat. 'Purple Duet' X 'Sunset Blues'. Avonbank 1971.

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From AIS Bulletin #201 April 1971 Introducing GOLIATH'S MATE (Sdlg. 67-26-Jumbo) Purple Duet X Sunset Blues. Huge flowers, 7" x 5" have standards of sea-lavender violet and falls of mineral violet with a central line matching the standards. The beard is white and inconspicuous. Stems are 34" and have four branches and terminal. As compared to JOLLY GOLIATH, this has better branching, a more effeminate appearance and the standards are not white. Bears pollen most generously, but untested as a pod parent. $20.00. Avonbank Iris Gardens.


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.

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GoliathsMate02.jpgjpg GoliathsMate02.jpg manage 84 K 06 Apr 2015 - 20:54 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the John Weiler slide collection
Goliaths_Mate_.jpgjpg Goliaths_Mate_.jpg manage 37 K 01 Jan 2010 - 19:27 MichaelGreenfield Photo by Mike Greenfield
goliathsmate9.JPGJPG goliathsmate9.JPG manage 102 K 16 Jan 2024 - 14:27 UnknownUser Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
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Topic revision: r11 - 16 Jan 2024, Harloiris
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