, R. 1952). TB, 36" (91 cm). Midseason bloom. Color Class-RV3, Standards rosemary (M & P 44-H4); falls deep maroon (M&P 47-L7), or light medium red-violet and deep red-violet. (Name released by Mrs. Mary Tharp.). 'Golden Gleam'
. Syllmar 1953. Honorable Mention 1954.
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| "Majorette (Miess '53) -Another western introduction that could be rated 100% as it has everything, height, form, branching, substance and color that is different. Falls are a deep maroon with white plicata markings on the shoulders and a pure white beard. Standards are of a rosy-mauve shade that blends well with the falls. An iris one goes back to see, over and over again and each time admiring it more and more." [“Region 15, Varietal Comments,” Advertisement. The Bulletin of the American Iris Society No. 134 (July 1954): 72.]
| From Easy Breeze Gardens catalog, 1955: MAJORETTE (Miess '53) 38". HM '54. Miss Miess calls this a leader, and she's right! A perky, flaring iris with deep maroon falls, with white beard and plicata like white markings at the haft. Standards a bit lighter. Sure to please. $14.00
Quick Summary of Cultural Directions
| FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION
| 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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