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■(TB) 'Harvest Moon'

1944, Whiting

'Harvest Moon' (Mrs. C. Whiting, R. 1944). Seedling# 4121. TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class-Y4D. 'Midwest Gem' x 'Prairie Sunset'. Honey fragrance. Whiting 1944.

NOTE: Transfer of name from Mrs. Whiting's 1942 seedling registration ('Golden Hind' x 'Golden Spike'). Not introduced and designated obsolete.

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From Maple Valley Iris Garden catalog, 1944: HARVEST MOON—4121 (Midwest Gem x Prairie Sunset) M. 34 in. This iris is very similar in coloring to Mellowglow, not quite as pink and a bit more orange. The garden effect is much the same and We have been urged to introduce it so that those who have not been able to get Mellowglow may have this glorious color in their gardens. A fairly large stock permits a moderate introductory price. $5.00.


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 - 2011-03-07

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