■(TB) 'Garden Glory'
(Mrs. C. Whiting
, R. 1940). Seedling 40-55, TB, 30" (76 cm), Midseason bloom, Color Class-R1. Corrects error in parentage as it appears in Check List. Should be 'The Red Douglas'
X 'Garden Magic'
. Fragrant. Whiting(Maple Valley) 1943. High Commendation 1942; Honorable Mention 1945; Award of Merit 1947.
| From Maple Valley Gardens catalog, 1949: GARDEN GLORY (W. 1943) No. 4055 (THE RED DOUGLAS X GARDEN MAGIC) Midseason to late, 34 inches. A pure self of deep wine red, near to Garnet or Spanish wine in Dictionary of Color plate 7, J 6. or Burnt Lake or Oxblood Red by Ridgway. It is dark and rich yet glowing, with a glossy satin sheen. It never fades, burns or spots in sun or rain. The wide hafts are unmarred by veining, the beard is almost the color of the flower. The branching is good in proportion to its height and the flowers are of ample size. The rhizomes are not very large. but the plants are vigorous and show better than average increase. It blooms freely over a long period of time. H.C. 1942. H.M. 1945, Per. R. 88, 1946, AM. 1947. $5.00.
| "Garden Glory" (Whiting '43) is the smoothest, richest and most finished Iris I know. Its pure self of glowing, ruby red is not marred by the slightest veining and the beard of bronzy red makes no unpleasant contrast. It is finished in smooth satin of very heavy substance and has the sheen of a polished jewel, rich and glowing. It is indeed a gem, and the smooth finish never seems to be injured by bad weather." David R. Kinnish, O. S. B., (Kansas), “In Kansas, Missouri and Illinois,” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 107, “Iris Ramblings” (October 1947): 41.
GARDEN GLORY (Whiting, 1940) - Deep red self with the clear color extending onto the haft, which is without venation. As in other varieties the sheen is mainly in the falls. The standards show a slight spiral arrangement. Falls broad, widely flaring; beard golden, inconspicuous; good branching. [Elis Nelson, "Varietal Notes on Red Irises," The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 110 (July 1948): 93.]
| From Cooley's Gardens catalog, 1946: A pure self of rich Bordeaux-red; a seedling from Red Douglas crossed with Garden Magic. This is one of the nearest to true red of any iris ever flowered in our gardens; pure, deep and rich, with no haft venation whatsoever. Smoothly finished, with deep bronze-gold beard. Height 33 inches. HM AIS, 1945.
| Technicolor and Garden Glory were growing in profusion in adjoining rows [in the Whiting Garden]. The wind and sun were shriveling edges of Technicolor but didn't disturb Garden Glory in the least, which still leaves Garden Glory my favorite red. It isn't tall but it is such a heavenly shade of velvety rosy red that it is really capable of blending in with the garden picture. Reynolds, Mrs. Leo F., Tennessee (1949). Coming Events Cast Their Shadows, American Iris Society Bulletin 116 (January 1950), 29.
Quick Summary of Cultural Directions
| FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION
| 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.
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