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■(TB) 'Main Event'

1960, Peterson

'Main Event' (Les Peterson, R. 1958). Seedling# 57-157. TB, 35" (89 cm). Midseason bloom. Color Class R1D, Indian lake and garnet lake blended self; dull yellow beard. ('Char-Maize' x (2 sisters from 'Happy Days' x 'Député Nomblot')) x ('Bryce Canyon' x 'Moontide'). Tell 1960.

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From Fleur De Lis Gardens catalog 1963: MAIN EVENT (Peterson '60) M. 36 in. Charmaize x ((Happy Days x D. Nomblot) x Bryce Canyon x Moontide)) x Sib.). Appearing to be a purple red edition of Charmaize, this is a blend of Indian lake and garnet lake. A dull yellow beard and white veinings at the haft add to its pattern. Quite interesting. H.M. 1961. 10.00.
From Rainbow Hybridizing Gardens catalog 1964: MAIN EVENT (Peterson '60) M-35". A very distinguished deep crimson red with wonderful size, shape & substance. Termed a blend of Indian Lake & Garnet Lake, almost a complete self. Immense flowers, often large enough to be Colossal. Substance so thick it is hardly exceeded by any other Iris. Falls almost horizontal; beard bronzy gold. Great breeding possibilities. HM'61, JC'61 & '62. Char-Maize X Sdlg. Regularly $5.00; on $10 order $3.25; on $25 order $2.25; 3 for $6.10.


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 attachments
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Main Event 1960 Intro Listing.pngpng Main Event 1960 Intro Listing.png manage 869 K 29 Sep 2022 - 23:26 EdenSprings Let's settle this pedigree mess!
MainEvent01.JPGJPG MainEvent01.JPG manage 62 K 31 May 2015 - 19:35 Main.TLaurin Photo by Glanavon Iris Patch-New Zealand
mainevent02.JPGJPG mainevent02.JPG manage 976 K 20 Mar 2018 - 12:48 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Larry Harder slide collection
mainevent9.JPGJPG mainevent9.JPG manage 244 K 06 Mar 2023 - 03:09 Main.TLaurin Photo by Verna Laurin -1961 AIS Convention-Woods Garden
Topic revision: r17 - 06 Mar 2023, Harloiris
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