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■(TB) 'Gloriole'

1933, Gage

'Gloriole' (L. Merton Gage, R. 1932) TB. Midseason late bloom. Color Class-B1L. 'Souvenir de Loetitia Michaud' x 'Queen Caterina'. Sunnyside Gardens 1933. Award of Merit 1935.

Also listed in the following nursery catalogs: Fairmount 1946

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Photo by Mike UnserPhoto by Mike UnserPhoto by Mike Unsergloriole fl


From Carl Salbach catalog 1939: GLORIOLE (Gage). A very fine, large light blue. Simply huge in size, and with ruffled petals. Self-colored. An outstanding variety with extra heavy texture capable of withstanding both rain and sun. A.M., A.I.S., 1935. Mid-season. 40-inch. $3.50.
From Western Iris Gardens catalog, 1948: GLORIOLE (Gage, 1933). E. 42" Cool and refreshing pale blue is here overlaid with frosty iridescence for emphasis. Closed standards and flaring falls are waved and ruffled. Popular. AM 1935. 50c


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.

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gloriole2-16.jpgjpg gloriole2-16.jpg manage 106 K 04 Sep 2016 - 02:51 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
gloriole3-16.jpgjpg gloriole3-16.jpg manage 211 K 04 Sep 2016 - 02:51 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
gloriole_fl.jpgjpg gloriole_fl.jpg manage 64 K 13 Aug 2012 - 18:08 IrisP  
Topic revision: r21 - 03 Nov 2021, DavidPotembski
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