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■(TB) 'Mary Ellen Nichols'

1990, Nichols

'Mary Ellen Nichols' (Hooker Nichols, R. 1988). Seedling# 8864A. TB, 36" (91 cm). Midseason to late bloom. Standards oyster shell gold, edged white; falls maroon wine, edged lavender; toasted gold beard; ruffled. Seedling# 82133C: ('Embassadora' x 'Chimbolam') X 'Honey Mocha'. Hillcrest Iris 1990. Honorable Mention 1992.

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From AIS Bulletin #276 January 1990 Introducing MARY ELLEN NICHOLS (H. Nichols) TB 36" M-L #8864A. Ruffled oyster shell gold standards are edged white, broad ruffled maroon wine falls edged lavender with toasted gold beards. ((82133C. (Embassadora x Chimbolam) X Honey Mocha)). $35.00. Hillcrest Iris Gardens.


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.

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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Mary-Ellen-NicholsCT.jpgjpg Mary-Ellen-NicholsCT.jpg manage 45 K 31 Oct 2011 - 14:25 Main.Betsy881 Photo by C & T Iris Patch
Mary-Ellen-NicholsNN.jpgjpg Mary-Ellen-NicholsNN.jpg manage 35 K 08 Nov 2011 - 23:58 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Nola's Iris Garden
MaryEllenNicholsSI.JPGJPG MaryEllenNicholsSI.JPG manage 242 K 18 Apr 2019 - 21:44 Main.TLaurin Photo by Sandy Ives.
maryellen9.JPGJPG maryellen9.JPG manage 145 K 17 Apr 2023 - 19:09 Main.TLaurin Photo taken at 1990 AIS Omaha Convention by Verna Laurin at the Sass Memorial Garden
maryellennichols01.JPGJPG maryellennichols01.JPG manage 90 K 15 May 2014 - 23:04 Main.TLaurin Photo by Don McQueen-taken at McMillen's Iris Garden-Norwich-Ontario-Canada
maryellennichols02.JPGJPG maryellennichols02.JPG manage 270 K 02 Mar 2019 - 00:14 Main.TLaurin Photo by Don McQueen-taken at McMillen's Iris Garden-Norwich-Ontario-Canada
Topic revision: r13 - 17 Apr 2023, TLaurin
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