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■(TB) 'Mulberry Wine'

1966, Moldovan

'Mulberry Wine' (Steve Moldovan, R. 1966). Seedling# 61-38. TB, 30" (76 cm), Early to midseason bloom. Mulberry-violet self; white beard; ruffled. 'Regal Ruffling' X 'Orchid Jewel'. Moldovan 1966. High Commendation 1965; Honorable Mention 1967; Judges Choice 1967, Judges Choice 1968; Award of Merit 1969.

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Mulberry Wine flPhoto by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris GardenPhoto scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collectionPhoto by Iriszkert Szasz-Hungary.Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris GardenPhoto by Alain Chapelle-Francephoto Wilson Banner Ranch Iris Garden


From AIS Bulletin #181 April 1966. Introducing MULBERRY WINE (Moldovan) M. 29-30 in, $25.00. (Regal Ruffling X Orchid Jewel). Extremely ruffled and fluted blend of bright mulberry and violet. H.C. '64 and '65. Moldovan's Gardens.
MULBERRY WINE had difficulty with getting the flowers out of the foliage the first few years it was grown here, but the past two it has had taller stalks which eliminated that problem. Its different mulberry coloring with a white beard attracts much attention, especially since the flowers are so well formed. [Mullin, Ron (1971). Irises I Like, American Iris Society Bulletin 204(January 1972), 12.]
MULBERRY WINE (Moldovan) - Also a very good parent, is a heavily ruffled variety. The color is its name. Clean at the hafts, which is difficult in this color range. [Perry Dyer, “A Tall bearded Collection for the Beginner”, The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 237 (April 1980): 36.]


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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MulberryWine01.JPGJPG MulberryWine01.JPG manage 73 K 26 Nov 2014 - 19:37 TerryLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
MulberryWine12BHI.jpgjpg MulberryWine12BHI.jpg manage 109 K 27 Apr 2012 - 14:41 BetsyHiggins Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Mulberry_Wine_fl.jpgjpg Mulberry_Wine_fl.jpg manage 71 K 18 Feb 2011 - 13:46 IrisP  
mulberrywine02.JPGJPG mulberrywine02.JPG manage 100 K 03 Jul 2014 - 15:52 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
mulberrywine04.jpgjpg mulberrywine04.jpg manage 38 K 01 Dec 2018 - 14:40 TerryLaurin Photo by Iriszkert Szasz-Hungary.
mulberrywine4.jpgjpg mulberrywine4.jpg manage 76 K 12 Nov 2013 - 14:37 TerryLaurin Photo by Alain Chapelle-France
mulberrywine_jb.jpgjpg mulberrywine_jb.jpg manage 32 K 17 Apr 2013 - 23:55 Main.Harloiris photo Wilson Banner Ranch Iris Garden
Topic revision: r22 - 09 Apr 2024, DougChyz
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