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■(TB) 'Majorette'

1953, Miess

'Majorette' (Elma Miess, 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' x 'Wayfarer'. 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

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.

-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07

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-- BetsyHiggins - 2011-03-05
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Majorette01.JPGJPG Majorette01.JPG manage 74 K 26 Nov 2014 - 04:05 UnknownUser Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Majorette02.JPGJPG Majorette02.JPG manage 101 K 23 Aug 2021 - 02:10 UnknownUser Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Majorette12BHI.jpgjpg Majorette12BHI.jpg manage 104 K 24 Apr 2012 - 22:22 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
MajoretteAA.jpgjpg MajoretteAA.jpg manage 52 K 05 Mar 2011 - 21:05 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Argyle Acres
majorette01.jpgjpg majorette01.jpg manage 28 K 19 Aug 2015 - 02:49 UnknownUser Photo by Amazing Iris Garden-New Zealand
Topic revision: r17 - 23 Aug 2021, TLaurin
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