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■(TB) 'Majestic'

1923, Bliss

'Majestic' (Arthur J. Bliss, 1923) TB. Midseason late bloom. Color Class-B3M. 'Dominion' x Unknown.

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From Indian Spring Farms catalog, 1927: MAJESTIC (Bliss 1923). Enormous flowers of finest form, great substance and lasting quality. S. circular and arching, nearly 3 inches broad, light lavender to mauve, stained light bronze at the base; F. straight hanging, smooth and flat, 2-1/2 inches broad, rich velvety raisin purple. An exceedingly good-growing plant with stout, branching stems. 42 inches. $10.00 each.
From Quality Gardens catalog 1931: MAJESTIC (Bliss 1924) M. 42". One of the best Dominion seedlings. The enormous flowers are of fine form, great substance and lasting qualities. The circular arching standards are nearly 3 inches broad, light lavender to mauve, stained light bronze at the base. The falls are straight hanging, smooth and flat, 2-1/2 inches broad, a rich, velvety raisin purple in color. The flower is a strong grower, with branching spikes. A profuse bloomer and a fine landscape variety. $.65.
 

Culture

Quick Summary of Cultural Directions

FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION Sort
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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-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
majestic2-17.jpgjpg majestic2-17.jpg manage 144 K 13 Aug 2017 - 03:55 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
majestic2.jpgjpg majestic2.jpg manage 17 K 13 Sep 2013 - 15:30 Main.TLaurin Photo by Anne Milner-Bliss Irises-United Kingdom
majestic3.jpgjpg majestic3.jpg manage 24 K 13 Sep 2013 - 15:32 Main.TLaurin Photo by Anne Milner-Bliss Irises-United Kingdom
majestic6-17.jpgjpg majestic6-17.jpg manage 145 K 13 Aug 2017 - 03:55 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
majestic7-17.jpgjpg majestic7-17.jpg manage 134 K 13 Aug 2017 - 03:54 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
majestic9.JPGJPG majestic9.JPG manage 167 K 11 Jan 2022 - 15:58 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
majestic_fl.jpgjpg majestic_fl.jpg manage 72 K 13 Aug 2012 - 04:44 IrisP  
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