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■(JI) 'Sorcerer's Triumph'

1954, Marx

'Sorcerer's Triumph' (Walter Marx, R. 1955) JI (double), 42" (107 cm), Late midseason. Bicolor, white with red-purple; orange signal. 'Shimoyo' x Warai-Hotei. Marx 1954.

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From Marx Gardens catalog, 1955: SORCERER'S TRIUMPH (Marx 1954) Each $7.50 Our finest veined iris with the sharpest and must contrasting color pattern of all. Extravagant and bizarre an exotic flower indeed suggestive of the Orient. Lightly ruffled double flowers, both standards and falls pure white with wide spaced red purple penciling. The brilliant purple styles stand out in bold relief and the deep orange spears add an extra dash of color. An elegantly formed flower and one of the most striking varieties in our entire collection. Midseason to late.


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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sorcererstriumph1.JPGJPG sorcererstriumph1.JPG manage 22 K 20 Mar 2013 - 03:14 UnknownUser Photo by Wildwood Gardens
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Topic revision: r12 - 11 Nov 2023, TLaurin
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