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(TB) 'Iowa Maid'

1943, Whiting

'Iowa Maid' (Mrs. C. Whiting, R. 1939) Seedling 39-52, TB, 34", Midseason bloom, Color class-Y9L. Slight fragrance. 'Marisha' x 'Amitola'. Whiting(Maple Valley) 1943.

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From Maple Valley Gardens catalog, 1943: IOWA MAID (Whiting 1943) (No. 3952). M. 34” in. A charming flower of modest size and demeaner but of excellent qualities. It is a distinct bicolor with standards of golden buff and falls of pure rose pink laid on so smoothly at the haft that it seems to have an enamel finish. The form of the flower is very pleasing. the standards are firmly domed and the falls flare crisply; the substance is exeeptionally heavy. The stalk is of medium height, strong and well branched; the plant has excellent growing and blooming habits. $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.

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Topic revision: r8 - 30 Jul 2022, Harloiris
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