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■(TB) 'Easter Bonnet'

1943, Maxwell-Norton

'Easter Bonnet' ( Alexander Maxwell and Luke Norton, R. 1943). TB, 40" (102 cm). Late bloom. Color Class-S7M, Pink edged gold. 'Morocco Rose' X 'Alastor'. Maxwell & Norton 1943. Honorable Mention 1946.

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Awaiting original catalog description
From Easy Breeze Gardens catalog, 1954: EASTER BONNET (Max. & Norton'44) 40". HM '46. Beautifully named, a lovely iris! A warm toned pink with half inch margin of burnished gold around both standards and falls. $1.00.
From Iris Test Garden catalog, 1955: EASTER BONNET. (Maxwell- Norton,1944). Base color rhodenite pink with half inch margin of burnished gold on both standards and falls, heavy to gold at the haft, golden beard. A large flower, 40 inches tall. H. M. 1946. .50
"Was a most gorgeous flower picture. A one-year plant grew forty inches tall with an increase of six large fans. A masterpiece of lovely pink coloring with a margin of gold on both the standards and falls. If I could have only one iris this would be my choice (Idado)." [Unknown author, Varietal Comment. AIS Bulletin #101 (April 1946): 72]


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 - 21 Apr 2019

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EasterBonnet01.JPGJPG EasterBonnet01.JPG manage 53 K 11 Dec 2014 - 19:51 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
EasterBonnet02.JPGJPG EasterBonnet02.JPG manage 85 K 15 Aug 2021 - 11:52 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
EasterBonnet04.JPGJPG EasterBonnet04.JPG manage 171 K 25 Aug 2016 - 02:58 Main.TLaurin Photo by Judy Schneider-The Shady Spot
EasterBonnet12BHI.jpgjpg EasterBonnet12BHI.jpg manage 63 K 17 Apr 2012 - 21:35 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
EasterBonnet5.jpgjpg EasterBonnet5.jpg manage 776 K 17 Oct 2018 - 14:24 Main.TLaurin Photo by Lori Rhodes-Crafton Hills Iris Farm.
EasterBonnet8.JPGJPG EasterBonnet8.JPG manage 44 K 13 Jan 2014 - 03:02 Main.TLaurin Photo by Winterberry Gardens
EasterBonnetside01.JPGJPG EasterBonnetside01.JPG manage 62 K 22 Sep 2019 - 02:10 Main.TLaurin Photo by David Prichard
Easter_Bonnet.jpgjpg Easter_Bonnet.jpg manage 409 K 06 May 2015 - 20:04 SouthernCrossFarm  
IMG_2359.jpgjpg IMG_2359.jpg manage 291 K 23 Dec 2018 - 23:40 Main.davepote Photo by David Potembski, My Garden 2013, Reston, VA
easter-bonnet1-07.jpgjpg easter-bonnet1-07.jpg manage 61 K 11 Jul 2010 - 02:42 Main.mikeu Easter Bonnet by Mike Unser
easter-bonnet1-08.jpgjpg easter-bonnet1-08.jpg manage 63 K 11 Jul 2010 - 02:41 Main.mikeu Easter Bonnet by Mike Unser
easter-bonnet1.jpgjpg easter-bonnet1.jpg manage 51 K 11 Jul 2010 - 02:40 Main.mikeu Easter Bonnet by Mike Unser
easterbonnet02.jpgjpg easterbonnet02.jpg manage 63 K 15 May 2014 - 11:32 Main.TLaurin Photo by Damon Gardens
easterbonnet03.jpgjpg easterbonnet03.jpg manage 57 K 21 Jul 2014 - 21:27 Main.TLaurin Photo by Damon Gardens
easterbonnet04.jpgjpg easterbonnet04.jpg manage 133 K 13 Jun 2019 - 20:33 Main.TLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
easterbonnet05.jpgjpg easterbonnet05.jpg manage 121 K 13 Jun 2019 - 20:35 Main.TLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
easterbonnet1.JPGJPG easterbonnet1.JPG manage 154 K 18 May 2016 - 01:34 Main.TLaurin Photo by Jeanette Graham
easterbonnet2.JPGJPG easterbonnet2.JPG manage 660 K 10 May 2018 - 15:43 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
easterbonnet22.JPGJPG easterbonnet22.JPG manage 113 K 12 Jun 2020 - 01:59 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
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easterbonnet7.jpgjpg easterbonnet7.jpg manage 40 K 14 Sep 2013 - 01:35 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mike Unser
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