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■(TB) 'Martel'

1962, Muhlestein

'Martel' (Tell Muhlestein, R. 1961). Seedling# 33. TB, height 36" (91 cm). Midseason to late bloom. Color Class-V5D, Dark amaranth blend; falls flushed claret red and rosy violet. 'Bang' X 'Jungle Bird'. Tell 1962. Honorable Mention 1963; Award of Merit 1965.

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Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris GardenPhoto by Barry Blyth-AustraliaPhoto by Iriszkert Szasz-Hungary.Photo by Iriszkert Dejoux in my garden : sud-ouest France


From Tell’s Gardens catalog, 1962: MARTEL (Muhlestein) Midseason Late 36". (Bang x Jungle Bird) Dark Amaranth blend, falls flushed smoldering claret-red and rosy violet. Absolutely free of haft markings. Good size, width and ruffling add to its over-all charm. H.C. '61. #33. $35.00
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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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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Martel.JPGJPG Martel.JPG manage 2 MB 26 Feb 2018 - 20:01 BetsyHiggins Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Martel_Muhlensstein_1962.jpgjpg Martel_Muhlensstein_1962.jpg manage 68 K 21 Dec 2009 - 12:05 Main.Laymont+ by Dejoux in my garden : sud-ouest France
martel01.JPGJPG martel01.JPG manage 1 MB 06 Mar 2018 - 15:55 TerryLaurin Photo by Barry Blyth-Australia
martel1.jpgjpg martel1.jpg manage 42 K 03 Dec 2018 - 03:54 TerryLaurin Photo by Iriszkert Szasz-Hungary.
martel2.jpgjpg martel2.jpg manage 28 K 03 Dec 2018 - 03:56 TerryLaurin Photo by Iriszkert Szasz-Hungary.
Topic revision: r21 - 04 Jul 2024, DougChyz
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