, R. 1958). TB, 30" (76 cm). Midseason bloom. Color Class-B1L, Pale-blue self; very blue beard. 'White Wedgewood'
x 'The Admiral'
. Mission Bell, Tell 1959.
| From Tell’s Iris Gardens catalog,1959: MARRIOTT (Mrs. Parry (Agnes) Marriott), Ogden, Utah.) Midseason. 30". (White Wedgewood x The Admiral.) Flaring pale self with a striking blue beard. Very smooth in its finish and coloring it makes a gorgeous border plant. Fertile both ways we feel it has a great breeding potential for those interested in blue-bearded irises. $15.00
| "For two years Mrs. Agnes Marriott's light blue with a blue beard has pleased fanciers visiting the Hamblen garden and now we are to introduce this lovely iris. The name MARIOTT was decided upon after conversation brought out the fact that Melba Hamblen was born in a Utah town bearing this name-a town, perhaps, named for one of the ancestors of Mr. Marriott. We thought it quite fitting to be named both for the family name and the town where Melba was born since she was responsible for its being introduced, really. Agnes Marriott told us the story of how she thought of this cross and felt something good should result; it was her first and only cross. This seedling pleased her and she asked Mrs. Hamblen to grow a rhizome and we are glad she did-otherwise another fine flower might never have been introduced. Undoubtedly there are hybridizers of iris and other flowers having success but "hiding their light under a bushel." Having had this initial success we hope Agnes Marriott will continue to hybridize." Tell's Iris Gardens
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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