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■(TB) 'Valimar'

1958, Hamblen

'Valimar' (Melba Hamblen, R. 1956). Seedling# 53-27H. TB, 36" (91 cm). Late midseason bloom. Color Class YO3L, Standards peach-pink (Wilson 512/1); falls nasturtium, orange influence (610/2); beard nasturtium-red. ('Helen Mc Gregor' x 'Radiation') X 'Palomino'. Mission Bell 1958. Honorable Mention 1958; Judges' Choice 1958, 1959; Award of Merit 1960.

Note: Name transferred from 1955 registration; not introduced.

See below:

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From AIS Bulletin #150, July 1958 Introducing VALIMAR (Sister to Enchanted Violet and Gay Adventure). Smooth apricot-pink self with a wide nasturtium-red beard. H.C. 1957. $20.00. Mission Bell.
From Tell’s Iris Garden catalog, 1958: VALIMAR (Melba Hamblen). Midseason-Late. 36 inches. (Sister to Enchanted Violet and Gay Adventure.) Rich, smooth apricot-pink with broad, flaring and ruffled falls. Exceptionally heavy substance. The stalks are very strong and well branched, often carrying three buds in each socket. Can be a superb breeder for pinks, apricots, orchids, violets and other byproducts of pinks, including whites with tangerine beards. Has a wide nasturtium-red beard. No. 53-27 H. H.C. 1957. $20.00
From Rainbow Hybridizing Gardens catalog 1965: VALIMAR (Hamblen '58) M-36". A superb, rich, very smooth lovely apricot pink with a heavy redtangerine beard, that is vivid & striking. Falls ruffled, flaring almost to horizontal. Shows perfect ruffling & firmly closed standards, with prolific bloom. Has performed splendidly in both western & eastern gardens. Has some tendency to rebloom. Wonderful breeding possibilities. HM'58; AM'&O (Helen McGregor x Radiation) X Palomino. Regularly $2.50; on $10 order $2.25; on $25 order $2.10.


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
Valimar TB 8.pngpng Valimar TB 8.png manage 918 K 10 Jun 2023 - 19:26 EdenSprings Image from 1971 Gilbert Wild catalog.
Valimar01.JPGJPG Valimar01.JPG manage 45 K 08 Dec 2014 - 15:12 UnknownUser Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Valimar02.JPGJPG Valimar02.JPG manage 67 K 03 Sep 2021 - 02:41 UnknownUser Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Valimar03.JPEGJPEG Valimar03.JPEG manage 17 K 10 May 2014 - 12:23 UnknownUser Photo courtesy of Mike Lowe from original HIPS website
ValimarBHI.jpgjpg ValimarBHI.jpg manage 120 K 24 Nov 2011 - 14:51 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Valimar_fl.jpgjpg Valimar_fl.jpg manage 33 K 11 Aug 2012 - 21:09 IrisP  
valimar-jb.jpgjpg valimar-jb.jpg manage 16 K 23 Feb 2013 - 18:19 Main.Harloiris photo by Mike Unser
valimar01.JPGJPG valimar01.JPG manage 148 K 24 Mar 2019 - 20:54 UnknownUser Photo by Don McQueen-London,Ont.-Canada Zone 5
valimar02.JPGJPG valimar02.JPG manage 77 K 16 Apr 2014 - 13:52 UnknownUser Photo by Don McQueen,London, Ont. Canada Zone5.
valimar03.jpgjpg valimar03.jpg manage 427 K 19 Mar 2019 - 17:38 UnknownUser Photo by Don McQueen-London,Ont.-Canada Zone 5
valimar04.JPGJPG valimar04.JPG manage 62 K 21 Apr 2014 - 17:04 UnknownUser Photo by Don McQueen,London, Ont. Canada Zone5.
valimar05.JPGJPG valimar05.JPG manage 62 K 23 May 2014 - 00:35 UnknownUser Photo by Don McQueen,London, Ont. Canada Zone5.
valimar06.JPGJPG valimar06.JPG manage 97 K 26 Mar 2019 - 14:37 UnknownUser Photo by Don McQueen-London,Ont.-Canada Zone 5
valimar07.JPGJPG valimar07.JPG manage 75 K 01 Apr 2019 - 23:30 UnknownUser Photo by Don McQueen-London,Ont.-Canada Zone 5
valimar4.jpgjpg valimar4.jpg manage 63 K 17 Nov 2013 - 13:01 UnknownUser Photo by Alain Chapelle-France
valimar9.JPGJPG valimar9.JPG manage 281 K 14 Feb 2021 - 14:03 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the 1976 Cooley's Iris Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
Topic revision: r30 - 10 Jun 2023, EdenSprings
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