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■(TB) 'Maricopa'

1964, Keppel

'Maricopa' (Keith Keppel, R. 1963). Seedling# 58-26-A. TB, 38" (97 cm), Early midseason bloom. Color Class-Y4V, Standards blended colonial yellow; falls colonial yellow washed violet, white sprayed hafts; white beard tipped brown. 'Golden Gleam' X 'April Showers'. Keppel 1964. Honorable Mention 1965.

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Maricopa at SelinaColleen Modra PhotoPhoto by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris GardensPhoto by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris GardenPhoto by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden


From AIS Bulletin #173 April 1964. Introducing MARICOPA E-M 38" Golden Gleam X April Showers. Best described as a fancy-variegata. Domed butterscotch yellow standards, waved falls of butterscotch overlaid medium violet. Hafts delicately sprayed white, beards white. Excellent branching with multiple bud sockets. A very vigorous, very different iris. $25.00. Keith Keppel.


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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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Marcopia_com.jpgjpg Marcopia_com.jpg manage 44 K 26 Jan 2011 - 11:24 Main.Selina49 Maricopa at Selina's Iris Garden
Maricopa.jpgjpg Maricopa.jpg manage 18 K 12 Nov 2010 - 19:05 ColleenModra Colleen Modra Photo
MaricopaBHI.JPGJPG MaricopaBHI.JPG manage 2 MB 26 Feb 2018 - 19:53 BetsyHiggins Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
MaricopaBHI1.JPGJPG MaricopaBHI1.JPG manage 91 K 23 Aug 2021 - 02:37 TerryLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
maricopa5.JPGJPG maricopa5.JPG manage 204 K 12 Feb 2024 - 14:29 TerryLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
Topic revision: r16 - 10 Jun 2024, DougChyz
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