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■(TB) 'Julia Marlowe'

1924, Shull

'Julia Marlow' (J. Marion Shull 1924).TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class R9M. Never registered.

Nursery listings: Shull 1924; 1926; Sturt. 1926; Sheets 1928; Brand 1932; Wass. 1938; Kat. 1939.

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From Chevy Chase Iris Garden, Marion Shull catalog, 1926: JULIA MARLOWE — First Prize, A.H.S.,1923 — A stately flower with Chinese Violet standards and Raisin Purple falls, producing a glowing, far carrying, pink and red effect in the sun. Flowers 5-1/2 inches high and 3 inches wide, giving a general vertical effect. Fragrant. Over 40 inches. Rivals Morning Splendor for first place in the esteem of many visitors to the garden. $10.00.
From Adamgrove catalog, 1997: JULIA MARLOWE (Shull, 1924). Mr. Shull himself called it Chinese violet standards and raisin purple falls. Well, all right. The point is, he was mightily proud of its glowing color, which is basically a red-violet bitone. Shull wrote a popular book, Rainbow Fragments, published in 1931. Copies are still to be had, and not terribly pricey. $5.00.
From Indian Spring Farms catalog, 1927: JULIA MARLOWE (Shull 1924). S. Chinese-violet; F. raisin-purple. Very large flower with tall, arched standards and long, straight-hanging falls of Magnifica shape. The coloring produces a rich, glowing pink-and-red effect in the sun similar to Leverrier. The stalk is tall and well branched. Fragrant. 40 inches. $7.50 each.



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.

-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07

Julia Marlow, J. Marlow.

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-- BetsyHiggins - 2011-03-05
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Topic revision: r15 - 21 Jan 2024, Harloiris
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