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■(JI) 'Light At Dawn'

1957, Marx

'Light At Dawn' (Walter Marx, R. 1957) Seedling 56-153. JI, 32" (81 cm), Very late bloom. White, narrow border of blue, outer areas stippled same; styles white, touched wood violet at tips. Unknown. Marx 1957.

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From Marx Gardens catalog, 1958: LIGHT AT DAWN (Marx 1957) Each $10.00. Like morning light pushing back the last traces of night, so merges this flower as a herald of great promise. It is a medium 7-inch bloom in which the blue (Wood Violet) hues seem to be centered in the rather ample frills and ruffles of the petals. The ground color is pure white but the dark blue frills and somewhat lighter blue-violet stippling towards the edges of the petals result in an over-all light blue effect from which break, like rays of the rising sun, the golden spears of the signal patch. The flat styles are pure white with just a touch of violet on their tips. Excellent substance. 32 inches tall. Non-branching. Very late. Pictured on page 4.


Quick Summary of Cultural Directions

Hardiness Zones 4-8 for most varieties, Some Japanese 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 but moist good garden soil, More tolerant of dry conditions in established plants, Needs swampy conditions especially in Spring bloom season.
PH Prefers Acid solis 6.1 to 7.0, intolerant of limy soils
Fertilizer Prefers rich conditions on organic soils.

-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07

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BHP_1990-X2_light_at_dawn.jpgjpg BHP_1990-X2_light_at_dawn.jpg manage 233 K 20 Feb 2016 - 04:29 BrockHeilman Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.
LightAtDawn01.jpgjpg LightAtDawn01.jpg manage 129 K 14 Dec 2015 - 22:07 Main.TLaurin Photo by Harbour Breezes Daylilies & Japanese Iris-Head of Jeddore-Nova Scotia-Canada
LightatDawn02.jpgjpg LightatDawn02.jpg manage 73 K 07 Sep 2014 - 19:11 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the John Weiler slide collection
LightatDawn03.jpgjpg LightatDawn03.jpg manage 75 K 07 Sep 2014 - 19:12 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the John Weiler slide collection
lightatdawn01.jpgjpg lightatdawn01.jpg manage 63 K 14 Aug 2014 - 16:15 Main.TLaurin Photo by Draycott Gardens
lightatdawn02.JPGJPG lightatdawn02.JPG manage 71 K 31 Aug 2015 - 21:38 Main.TLaurin Photo by Harbour Breezes Dayliles & Japanese Iris-Nova Scotia-Canada.
lightatdawn1.jpgjpg lightatdawn1.jpg manage 35 K 27 Mar 2013 - 02:07 Main.TLaurin Photo by Iris of Sissinghurst-United Kingdom
lightatdawn2.JPGJPG lightatdawn2.JPG manage 912 K 11 Dec 2017 - 03:35 Main.TLaurin Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens
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lightatdawn3.JPGJPG lightatdawn3.JPG manage 62 K 19 Jun 2013 - 21:39 Main.TLaurin Photo by Ensata Gardens
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Topic revision: r24 - 25 Dec 2023, TLaurin
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