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■(TB) 'Marthella'

1995, Nichols

'Marthella' (Hooker Nichols, R. 1989). Seedling# 8872B. TB, 36" (91 cm). Midseason to late bloom. Standards blended peach with raspberry infusion at midrib; falls magenta red wine, edged standards color; orange beard; ruffled. Seedling# 83111 M: 'Careless Rapture' x 'In Tempo') X 'Sorceress'. Hillcrest 1995. Honorable Mention 1997.

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From AIS Bulletin #297 April 1995 Introducing MARTHELLA (H. NICHOLS) TB 36" M-L 3 branches with 12 buds. The ruffled flowers have smoothly blended peach raspberry standards and the magenta red wine falls are edged the standard color with orange beards. This beautiful iris has won numerous Best Seedling Exhibition awards. Named for a dear friend, Marthella Shoemake. Fertile. ((Careless Rapture x In Tempo) X Sorceress)). $40.00. Hillcrest Iris Garden.


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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Marthella02.JPGJPG Marthella02.JPG manage 69 K 30 Mar 2014 - 12:19 Main.TLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
Marthella4.jpgjpg Marthella4.jpg manage 27 K 15 Aug 2013 - 02:08 Main.TLaurin Photo by Hildenbrandt's Iris Garden
Marthella_165.jpgjpg Marthella_165.jpg manage 32 K 12 Mar 2012 - 05:09 Marthella
marthella01.jpgjpg marthella01.jpg manage 58 K 09 Mar 2015 - 21:13 Main.TLaurin Photo by Elladan McLeester
marthella02.jpgjpg marthella02.jpg manage 56 K 09 Mar 2015 - 21:15 Main.TLaurin Photo by Elladan McLeester
marthella05.JPGJPG marthella05.JPG manage 88 K 03 Jul 2014 - 01:28 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
marthella5.jpgjpg marthella5.jpg manage 41 K 06 Oct 2013 - 14:36 Main.TLaurin Photo by Loktev's Iris Garden-Russia
marthella_64.jpgjpg marthella_64.jpg manage 71 K 16 Dec 2010 - 21:41 Main.Elladan photo by Elladan
marthella_66.jpgjpg marthella_66.jpg manage 70 K 16 Dec 2010 - 21:42 Main.Elladan photo by Elladan
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