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■(TB) 'French Maid'

1939, Grant

'French Maid' (Dr. Henry Lee Grant, R. 1938) TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class-S6M. 'Rameses' x 'Alice Harding'.

Also listed in the following nursery catalogs: Fairmount 1946

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References:

From Fairmount Gardens catalog, 1942: FRENCH MAID (Grant 1939) The wide ruffled standards are well domed, of deep buff with a rosy flush. The semi-flaring falls have a bronzy gold background flushed with orchid, and bordered by a band that matches the brown buff in the standards. Beard orange. A luminous blend rich in harmonious colors. Tall and well branched. Per. R. 87 1940. 38 in. $2.00.
 

Culture

Quick Summary of Cultural Directions

FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION Sort
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 - 2011-03-07

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french-maid10-18.jpgjpg french-maid10-18.jpg manage 127 K 05 Aug 2018 - 20:31 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
french-maid3-18-bee.jpgjpg french-maid3-18-bee.jpg manage 118 K 05 Aug 2018 - 20:33 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
french-maid5-18.jpgjpg french-maid5-18.jpg manage 243 K 05 Aug 2018 - 20:32 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
french-maid6-18.jpgjpg french-maid6-18.jpg manage 153 K 05 Aug 2018 - 20:32 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
french-maid8-18.jpgjpg french-maid8-18.jpg manage 155 K 05 Aug 2018 - 20:32 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
french-maid9-18.jpgjpg french-maid9-18.jpg manage 144 K 05 Aug 2018 - 20:32 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
frenchmaid09.JPGJPG frenchmaid09.JPG manage 165 K 26 Dec 2021 - 14:12 TerryLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
frenchmaid090.JPGJPG frenchmaid090.JPG manage 158 K 26 Dec 2021 - 14:12 TerryLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
frenchmaid091.JPGJPG frenchmaid091.JPG manage 147 K 26 Dec 2021 - 14:12 TerryLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
frenchmaid092.JPGJPG frenchmaid092.JPG manage 147 K 26 Dec 2021 - 14:12 TerryLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
frenchmaid4-22.JPGJPG frenchmaid4-22.JPG manage 171 K 20 Jul 2022 - 12:05 TerryLaurin Photo by Mike Unser
frenchmaid40-22.JPGJPG frenchmaid40-22.JPG manage 218 K 20 Jul 2022 - 12:05 TerryLaurin Photo by Mike Unser
frenchmaid41-22.JPGJPG frenchmaid41-22.JPG manage 148 K 20 Jul 2022 - 12:06 TerryLaurin Photo by Mike Unser
frenchmaid42-22.JPGJPG frenchmaid42-22.JPG manage 112 K 20 Jul 2022 - 12:06 TerryLaurin Photo by Mike Unser
Topic revision: r12 - 20 Jul 2022, TerryLaurin
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