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■(TB) 'Mary O. Mahoney'

1982, Mahoney

'Mary O. Mahoney' (James A. Mahoney, R. 1979). Seedling# 77/190. TB, 30" (76 cm), Midseason bloom. Standards white ground, stitched and dotted about 1/4" on edge with light violet (RHS 88C), same color stripe 3/4 way up midrib; falls white ground, stitched light violet around edge, tapering to fine dotted line at bottom, hafts veined brown (165A); white beard tipped pale violet, changing to gold at mid-beard; white spoon edged light violet projecting 1 1/2" from beard end; light violet stylearms; lightly ruffled and laced. 'Miz Lib' X 'Petite Posy'. Shamrock Iris 1982. Exhibition Certificate 1981.

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Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris GardenPhoto by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris GardenPhoto by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden


From AIS Bulletin #245 April 1982 Introducing MARY O. MAHONEY (Mahoney '82). Sdlg. 77/190: (Miz Lib X Petite Posy). TB, 30", M. S. & F. white ground, lightly stitched and dotted with light violet plicata markings; violet colored 3/4" horns on some blossoms, 1-1/2" plicata marked spoons on other blossoms. Good substance, lightly ruffled and laced; white beard tipped violet, changing to gold. Fertile pod and pollen good increaser. EC '81, He '81. $30.00. Shamrock 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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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
MaryOMahoney01.JPGJPG MaryOMahoney01.JPG manage 63 K 26 Nov 2014 - 15:00 TerryLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
MaryOMahoney12BHI.jpgjpg MaryOMahoney12BHI.jpg manage 75 K 25 Apr 2012 - 15:01 BetsyHiggins Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
MaryOMahoneyBHI15.JPGJPG MaryOMahoneyBHI15.JPG manage 110 K 29 Dec 2015 - 19:34 BetsyHiggins Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Topic revision: r13 - 16 Feb 2023, Harloiris
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