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■(TB) 'Mardi Gras Ball'

2014, Johnson

'Mardi Gras Ball' >(Thomas Johnson, R. 2013). Seedling TC127A. TB, 35" (89 cm), Midseason to late bloom. Standards and style arms white; falls violet wash below beard becoming dark violet toward edge, touched yellow at hafts, ¹⁄₈˝ white band at rim; beards tangerine; slight fragrance. Seedling TX41DD, 'Cross Dresser' sibling X seedling TX16CC, 'Girl Gone Wild' sibling. Introduced by Mid-America 2014. Honorable Mention 2017.

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From Mid-America Garden catalog, 2014: MARDI GRAS BALL (T.Johnson ‘14) TB Midseason-Late 40” (102 cm). This raucous flower is what you’d expect at a ‘Mardi Gras Ball’ - wild, flamboyant and without restraint. White color of standards and styles is repeated in precise narrow bands around dark purple washed falls. Brassy gold hafts blend to white surrounding vibrant orange beards and are veined dark brown. Nicely branched stalks. Fast and easy growth. Sdlg. TC127A: Cross Dresser sib X Girl Gone Wild sib. $55.00.


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.

-- BobPries - 2011-03-07

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-- BobPries - 2011-03-07
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MardiGrasBall1.JPGJPG MardiGrasBall1.JPG manage 73 K 14 Apr 2016 - 02:53 TerryLaurin Photo by Napa Country Iris Garden
Mardi_Gras_Ball_KWW.jpgjpg Mardi_Gras_Ball_KWW.jpg manage 69 K 21 Jan 2017 - 22:38 Main.KWalker Photo by Ken Walker; Miller's Manor Gardens; AIS 2015 Convention
mardigrasball01.jpgjpg mardigrasball01.jpg manage 62 K 10 Feb 2014 - 14:27 TerryLaurin Photo by Mid-America Garden
mardigrasball02.JPGJPG mardigrasball02.JPG manage 78 K 10 Jul 2015 - 02:58 TerryLaurin Photo by K. Brewitt at 2015 AIS Convention
mardigrasball03.jpgjpg mardigrasball03.jpg manage 60 K 17 Dec 2015 - 21:00 TerryLaurin Photo by Jeanette Graham-Magic Valley Iris Society
mardigrasball1.jpgjpg mardigrasball1.jpg manage 55 K 01 Apr 2016 - 19:33 TerryLaurin Photo by Larry Lauer-Lauer's Flowers
mardigrasball5.JPGJPG mardigrasball5.JPG manage 163 K 12 Oct 2023 - 02:08 TerryLaurin Photo by Smokin Heights-Australia
mardigrasball9.jpgjpg mardigrasball9.jpg manage 93 K 26 Mar 2023 - 02:05 TerryLaurin Photo by Alain Chapelle-Jardin d'Iris de Bubry-France
Topic revision: r20 - 12 Oct 2023, TerryLaurin
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