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■(TB) 'L. Merton Gage'

1942, Lapham

'L. Merton Gage' (E. Greig Lapham, R. 1942) TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class-R4L. 'Springmaid' x (No.seedling# N17, i.e. 'Rameses' x 'Eros'. Honorable Mention 1942.

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References:

(Lapham No. L-8). In spite of the delicate pink color, this iris does not fade in Nashville's 90 degree heat. The branching and substance are good, and the form is pleasing. For three seasons, under trying weather conditions, it has performed excellently. [Douglas, Geddes (1942). More Variety Comments, 1942. American Iris Society Bulletin, 88(January 1943), 62.]
From Marble Iris Gardens catalog, 1957: L. MERTON GAGE (Lapham 1942). EM. 40 in. Light raspberry-pink and cream-yellow. In effect a pink Iris with pale salmon standards and falls of rosaline-pink. The flowers are of medium size, produced in great profusion on tall stems. It is a rampant grower. H.M., 1942. Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50

Culture

Quick Summary of Cultural Directions

FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION Sort
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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