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■(TB) 'Love Magic'

1981, McWhirter

'Love Magic'(James McWhirter, R. 1980). Seedling# J77-22-1. TB, 36" (91 cm), Midseason bloom. Laced and heavily ruffled deep pink with rose lavender (RHS 55A) influence; shrimp red beard. 'Clarendon' X 'Pink Sleigh'. Cottage Gardens 1981. High Commendation 1980 (Seedling J77-22-1), Honorable Mention 1984.

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Photo scanned from the Glenn Corlew slide collectionPhoto scanned from the 1987 Pacific Coast Hybridizers catalogue by Terry LaurinPhoto taken at 1980 AIS Dallas Convention by Verna Laurin at the Philbrook GardenPhoto by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden


From AIS Bulletin #241 April 1981 Introducing LOVE MAGIC James McWhirter, 1981). TB, M, 38". Heavily laced, ruffled blossoms of a rosy lavender-pink blend will add magic to your Spring garden. Strong, well-branched stalks supporting large flowers usually give three open at a time with the classic, wide-branched pattern. The striking, bright shrimp beards add the final touch of magic. LOVE MAGIC was well received at the AIS National Convention in Tulsa in 1980 where it received 28 votes for an HC. (CLARENDON X PINK SLEIGH). $25.00. Cottage Gardens.


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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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
LoveMagic01.JPGJPG LoveMagic01.JPG manage 387 K 07 Apr 2017 - 14:47 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the Glenn Corlew slide collection
LoveMagicBHI.jpgjpg LoveMagicBHI.jpg manage 82 K 19 Nov 2011 - 15:52 BetsyHiggins Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
lovemagic1.JPGJPG lovemagic1.JPG manage 76 K 21 Apr 2020 - 14:57 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the 1987 Pacific Coast Hybridizers catalogue by Terry Laurin
lovemagic9.JPGJPG lovemagic9.JPG manage 194 K 05 Apr 2023 - 13:25 TerryLaurin Photo taken at 1980 AIS Dallas Convention by Verna Laurin at the Philbrook Garden
Topic revision: r16 - 05 Apr 2023, Harloiris
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