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■(TB) 'Irma Melrose'

1956, DeForest

'Irma Melrose' (Fred DeForest, R. 1955). Seedling# 53-8-A. TB, 40" (102 cm). Midseason bloom. Color Class-Y4, Standards lemon-yellow (Ridgway); falls lemon-tinted white, bordered lemon-yellow; faint peppering around beard only indication of plicata parentage. 'Caroline Jane' X 'Rodeo'. Irisnoll 1956.

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From Fleur De Lis Gardens catalog 1963:IRMA MELROSE (DeF. '56) M.L. 39 in. Caroline Jane x Rodeo. A very fine plicata with unsually large, ruffled flowers. Almost a pale ivory lemon self, it has just a brushing of dots over the haft. Beautiful form. H.M. 1956. 1.50.
From Walter Marx Gardens catalog 1964: IRMA MELROSE (DeForest 1956) Each 1.50. A very large lemon yellow plicata with lighter falls bordered with darker yellow. There is a faint peppering around the beard and in the throat. This beauty is crisp, flaring, ruffled and graceful. 38 inches. Picture on front cover.


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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irma_melrose_fl.jpgjpg irma_melrose_fl.jpg manage 66 K 25 Jan 2012 - 19:30 IrisP  
irmamelrose9.JPGJPG irmamelrose9.JPG manage 374 K 20 Jan 2021 - 13:52 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1965 Cooley's Iris Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
Topic revision: r11 - 20 Jan 2021, Harloiris
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