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■(TB) 'Lula Marguerite'

1956, DeForest

'Lula Marguerite' (Fred DeForest, R. 1959). Seedling# 53-22. TB, height 39". Midseason bloom. Color Class VB4. Standards gray-blue, border and midrib gold leaf; falls gray-blue, border and haft gold leaf. ('Spanish Peaks' x 'Chivalry') x 'Cloudcap'. Irisnoll 1956. Honorable Mention 1959; Judges' Choice 1959; Award of Merit 1963.

See “Iris Classics: Lula Marguerite” by Mike Unser, posted to the Blog of the American Iris Society on 20 Nov 2011.

See below:
Photo by David Potembski, My Garden 2016.Photo by David Potembski, My Garden 2016.Image from 1971 Gilbert Wild catalog.Photo by Mike UnserPhoto by Mike UnserPhoto by Mike UnserDetail of Unser photoPhoto by Mike UnserLula Marguerite flPhoto by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris GardenPhoto by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris GardenPhoto by Don McQueen,London, Ont. Canada Zone5.Photo by Judy Schneider-The Shady SpotPhoto by Don McQueen,London, Ont. Canada Zone5.Photo by Don McQueen-taken at Royal Botanical Garden-Hamilton-Ontario-CanadaPhoto by Don McQueen-London,Ont.-Canada Zone 5Photo by Don McQueen-London,Ont.-Canada Zone 5Photo by Verna Laurin-Willowdale-ON-CanadaPhoto by Gerard Raffaelli-FrancePhoto by Rick TascoPhoto by Don McQueen-London,Ont.-Canada Zone 5Photo by John Black, zone 4, Montana

References:

From M. Oliver Flower Farm catalog, 1958: LULA MARGUERITE (DeForest '56) M. 38" These flowers are large and ruffled and of a light blended blue coloring with a glittering golden edge on both standards and falls. The gilt-like edge appears to be almost painted on and deepens to a brushing of gold at the haft and at the base of the standards. $20.00 net.
From Rainbow Hybridizing Gardens catalog 1963: LULA MARGUERITE (DeForest '56.) M-38". Unusual in coloring, unusual in pattern. An iridescent lilac-blue, petals bordered with glittering gold gilt. Most remarkable, midribs of standards flushed gold leaf which spreads out thru veins in a most fascinating manner. Try it. JC'60, AM'62. Blue Rehobeth Sdlg. X Cloudcap. Regularly $3.50; on $15 order 2 for $2.2S; on $25 order 3 for $2.10.
 
From 1971 Gilbert Wild catalog: LULA MARGUERITE (DeForest, 1956) M. 38 in. Iridescent blue blend, haft bright gold leaf, standards and falls bordered gilt. Midribs of standards flushed gold. AM, 1963. Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50
Historic Iris Preservation Society gallery link.


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.

-- BobPries - 2011-03-07

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-- BobPries - 2010-12-14
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IMG_0144.jpgjpg IMG_0144.jpg manage 289 K 09 Apr 2019 - 01:28 TerryLaurin Photo by David Potembski, My Garden 2016.
IMG_0146.jpgjpg IMG_0146.jpg manage 286 K 09 Apr 2019 - 01:28 TerryLaurin Photo by David Potembski, My Garden 2016.
Lula Marguerite TB 2.pngpng Lula Marguerite TB 2.png manage 1 MB 10 Jun 2023 - 17:05 EdenSprings Image from 1971 Gilbert Wild catalog.
LulaMarguerite01.JPGJPG LulaMarguerite01.JPG manage 140 K 25 Aug 2016 - 21:51 TerryLaurin Photo by Judy Schneider-The Shady Spot
LulaMargueriteRT.jpgjpg LulaMargueriteRT.jpg manage 25 K 22 Jan 2012 - 18:51 BetsyHiggins Photo by Rick Tasco
Lula_Marguerite_fl.JPGJPG Lula_Marguerite_fl.JPG manage 66 K 17 Feb 2011 - 19:08 IrisP  
lula-margaurite2-11.jpgjpg lula-margaurite2-11.jpg manage 72 K 17 Oct 2015 - 22:43 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
lula-marguerite2-13.jpgjpg lula-marguerite2-13.jpg manage 59 K 17 Oct 2015 - 22:42 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
lula-marguerite3-13.jpgjpg lula-marguerite3-13.jpg manage 62 K 17 Oct 2015 - 22:42 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
lula-marguerite3-13bh.jpgjpg lula-marguerite3-13bh.jpg manage 54 K 23 Feb 2019 - 13:45 BetsyHiggins Detail of Unser photo
lula-marguerite5-11.jpgjpg lula-marguerite5-11.jpg manage 42 K 17 Oct 2015 - 22:42 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
lulamarg1.JPGJPG lulamarg1.JPG manage 49 K 27 Feb 2020 - 22:15 TerryLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
lulamarg2.JPGJPG lulamarg2.JPG manage 94 K 27 Feb 2020 - 22:16 TerryLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
lulamargarite03.JPGJPG lulamargarite03.JPG manage 64 K 15 May 2014 - 21:45 TerryLaurin Photo by Don McQueen,London, Ont. Canada Zone5.
lulamarguerite04.JPGJPG lulamarguerite04.JPG manage 102 K 15 May 2014 - 21:47 TerryLaurin Photo by Don McQueen,London, Ont. Canada Zone5.
lulamarguerite05.JPGJPG lulamarguerite05.JPG manage 276 K 20 Feb 2019 - 22:42 TerryLaurin Photo by Don McQueen-taken at Royal Botanical Garden-Hamilton-Ontario-Canada
lulamarguerite06.jpgjpg lulamarguerite06.jpg manage 152 K 19 Mar 2019 - 14:48 TerryLaurin Photo by Don McQueen-London,Ont.-Canada Zone 5
lulamarguerite07.JPGJPG lulamarguerite07.JPG manage 175 K 20 Mar 2019 - 15:06 TerryLaurin Photo by Don McQueen-London,Ont.-Canada Zone 5
lulamarguerite5.JPGJPG lulamarguerite5.JPG manage 167 K 29 Jun 2023 - 00:04 TerryLaurin Photo by Verna Laurin-Willowdale-ON-Canada
lulamarguerite9.JPGJPG lulamarguerite9.JPG manage 165 K 26 Feb 2020 - 17:03 TerryLaurin Photo by Gerard Raffaelli-France
lulamargurite02.JPGJPG lulamargurite02.JPG manage 181 K 20 Mar 2019 - 02:19 TerryLaurin Photo by Don McQueen-London,Ont.-Canada Zone 5
lulu_margareta_2.jpgjpg lulu_margareta_2.jpg manage 71 K 18 Oct 2013 - 18:29 Main.Harloiris Photo by John Black, zone 4, Montana
Topic revision: r34 - 04 Jul 2024, DougChyz
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