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■(JI) 'Galatea Marx'

1961, Marx

'Galatea Marx' (Walter Marx by Society for Japanese Irises, R. 1991) JI (6 F.), 40" (102 cm), Midseason bloom. Ruffled near flax blue with white pencil veining; pure white styles and petaloids. Parentage unknown. Marx 1961.

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From Marx Gardens catalog, 1962: GALATEA (Marx 1961) Each $5.00. "A cotton fabric with blue and white stripes" given as a definition of the word Galatea, aptly suggests this unusual and fascinating new iris. We have grown hundreds of thousands of Marhigo iris seedlings and never have we seen another quite like GALATEA. The ground color is near flax blue sharply penciled white almost to the edges of the standards and falls. Pure white styles and petaloids accent the centers. The large draping 8- to 9-inch blooms are produced on 2-way branched 4-foot stems for 3 to 4 weeks. Truly an iris for the Kaempferi iris fancier who seeks something new and different. Picture on page 8.

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Galeteamarx02.jpgjpg Galeteamarx02.jpg manage 67 K 07 Sep 2014 - 18:50 Main.TLaurin Photo by John Weiler
galatea-marx-mu.jpgjpg galatea-marx-mu.jpg manage 28 K 28 Nov 2014 - 20:14 Main.mikeu As photographed at Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm by Mike Unser.
galatea01.JPGJPG galatea01.JPG manage 1 MB 17 Feb 2016 - 04:13 Main.TLaurin Photo by Tranquil Lake Nursery
galateamarx01.jpgjpg galateamarx01.jpg manage 76 K 14 Aug 2014 - 15:54 Main.TLaurin Photo by Draycott Gardens
galateamarx02.JPGJPG galateamarx02.JPG manage 457 K 06 Dec 2015 - 19:12 Main.TLaurin Photo by Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm
galateamarx03.JPGJPG galateamarx03.JPG manage 1013 K 09 Dec 2017 - 21:47 Main.TLaurin Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens
Topic revision: r12 - 09 Dec 2017, TLaurin
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