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■(TB) 'Marion Hamilton'

1958, Roberts

'Marion Hamilton' (Earl Roberts, R. 1956). Seedling# 553. TB, 42" (107 cm), Midseason bloom. Color Class-YO1, Apricot-cream self, lemon hafts; red-orange beard. Muhlestein seedling# 50-6 X 'Sweet Marie'. Melrose 1958.

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From Melrose Gardens catalog,1958: MARION HAMILTON (Earl Roberts) 36" (Muhlstein 50-6: sib to Gold Ruffles x Pink Formal) X Sweet Marie. Simple, clean and exquisite; soft of manner and a perfect lady. The color of this iris is peach, that subtle pastel blending of pink and apricot, and the hue is consistent throughout, not a breath of off color, or a line to mar it. Even the tangerine beard is soft. The texture is soft satin, befitting a gentle lady, and the falls and standards are extra wide and full with very heavy substance, not soft. Well branched stems. One of the first to bloom and welcome you into the spring garden where she will remain the leading lady for many years. We are very pleased to be able to cointroduce MARION HAMILTON with the ORPINGTON NURSERIES, KENT, ENGLAND. $15.00


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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MarionHamiltonBHI.JPGJPG MarionHamiltonBHI.JPG manage 83 K 19 Nov 2011 - 23:54 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
MarionHamiltonBHI1.JPGJPG MarionHamiltonBHI1.JPG manage 67 K 23 Aug 2021 - 02:43 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
marionhamilton.JPGJPG marionhamilton.JPG manage 374 K 09 Jul 2018 - 20:14 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
marionhamilton1.JPGJPG marionhamilton1.JPG manage 450 K 09 Jul 2018 - 20:16 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
marionhamilton2.JPGJPG marionhamilton2.JPG manage 137 K 12 Jan 2022 - 02:50 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
marionhamilton20.JPGJPG marionhamilton20.JPG manage 146 K 12 Jan 2022 - 02:51 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
marionhamilton21.JPGJPG marionhamilton21.JPG manage 150 K 12 Jan 2022 - 02:51 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
Topic revision: r14 - 12 Jan 2022, Harloiris
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