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■(TB) 'Mary Geddes'

1931, Stahlman

'Mary Geddes'. (Mrs. Edward C.Stahlman (deceased) by T. A. Washington, R. 1930) TB, Midseason bloom. Color Class-S7L; Light pink to red toned blend or squalens. Nesmith 1931. Award of Merit (RHS) at Wisley, England 1933; American Dykes Medal 1936.

Note: Purple based foliage.

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From Mrs. Hires, in A. I. S. Bulletin for July 1930. A seedling raised by T. A. Washington of Nashville, and introduced by Mrs. Thos. Nesmith of Lowell, Mass. Cooley's Wholesale pricelist, 1932: MARY GEDDES. A genuine novelty. Indeed, it is one of the most stunning in color I have seen this year—or any year. It was so lovely we returned to it several times, going the following day to see it in its home garden, where it stood out among hundreds of seedlings. It is tall, the bloom well placed on a nice stalk. A self color of light ochraceous salmon, which should intrigue one planning for color in the garden. $17.50
From Milliken Iris Gardens catalog, 1937: MARY GEDDES (Washington) The latest of the Dykes Medal winners. It has held its popularity through the years since it first bloomed because of its unusual blend of soft salmonish pinks and light reddish tones harmonized by the ever-useful lavender shades. It is not a very large nor tall iris but adapts itself well to flower arrangements and makes an unusual and attractive mass of color in the garden. It is quite dependable. $1.50
From Cooley's 1934 catalog: MARY GEDDES. In the forefront of American introductions during the past two or three seasons, and for that matter one of the finest and most distinct irises of all time. The color is light ochraceous salmon, the falls stained deeper. In our garden it has always exhibited 4-way branching habit, and is one of the longest lasting varieties. Very little stock available anywhere in the country. Awarded an A. M. at Wisley, England, in 1933. Each $6.00
Mary Geddes: (Washington). Very brilliant—deserving of the Dykes medal and outstanding in the garden. [Belsley, Ray J., Varietal Comments. Bulletin of the American Iris Society 74 (July 1939), 18.]
From Longfield Iris Farm catalog, 1940: MARY GEDDES (Wash. 1931). Dykes Medal, A. I. S.,1936; A. M., A. I. S. 1933; H. M., A. I. S. 1930. A very beautiful and unusual Iris. S. light ochraceous salmon; F. same shade overlaid Pompeian Red. Garden effect, orange salmon. Floriferous and vigorous. 38 inches. $0.25.


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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MaryGeddes03.jpgjpg MaryGeddes03.jpg manage 157 K 28 Feb 2017 - 16:26 Main.TLaurin Photo by Glanavon Iris Patch-New Zealand
MaryGeddes04.JPGJPG MaryGeddes04.JPG manage 156 K 08 Dec 2016 - 03:48 Main.TLaurin Photo by Judy Schneider-The Shady Spot
MaryGeddes8.jpgjpg MaryGeddes8.jpg manage 63 K 06 Sep 2013 - 16:43 Main.TLaurin Photo by Echo Iris Garden
MaryGeddesRT.jpgjpg MaryGeddesRT.jpg manage 36 K 10 Mar 2013 - 18:59 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Rick Tasco-Superstition Iris Gardens
Mary_Geddes_Mike_Lowe.jpgjpg Mary_Geddes_Mike_Lowe.jpg manage 38 K 25 Aug 2010 - 12:05 UnknownUser Photo curtesy of Mike Lowe from original HIPS website
Mary_Geddes_fl.JPGJPG Mary_Geddes_fl.JPG manage 105 K 29 Dec 2013 - 13:19 IrisP  
marygeddes01.jpgjpg marygeddes01.jpg manage 56 K 22 Aug 2014 - 02:40 Main.TLaurin Photo by Iris City Gardens
marygeddes02.jpgjpg marygeddes02.jpg manage 61 K 02 Jul 2015 - 02:51 Main.TLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
marygeddes020.JPGJPG marygeddes020.JPG manage 114 K 27 Aug 2022 - 12:03 Main.TLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
marygeddes021.JPGJPG marygeddes021.JPG manage 199 K 17 Jul 2023 - 20:09 Main.TLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
marygeddes022.JPGJPG marygeddes022.JPG manage 218 K 12 Feb 2024 - 14:33 Main.TLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
marygeddes03.JPGJPG marygeddes03.JPG manage 52 K 15 May 2014 - 23:10 Main.TLaurin Photo by Don McQueen-taken at Royal Botanical Garden-Hamilton-Ontario-Canada
marygeddes04.jpgjpg marygeddes04.jpg manage 72 K 12 Jun 2014 - 02:58 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Rosalie Figge slide collection
marygeddes05.JPGJPG marygeddes05.JPG manage 770 K 09 Jul 2018 - 21:47 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
marygeddes06.JPGJPG marygeddes06.JPG manage 544 K 09 Jul 2018 - 21:49 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
marygeddes09.JPGJPG marygeddes09.JPG manage 98 K 23 Aug 2021 - 02:55 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
marygeddes1.JPGJPG marygeddes1.JPG manage 773 K 20 Feb 2019 - 22:26 Main.TLaurin Photo by Don McQueen-taken at Royal Botanical Garden-Hamilton-Ontario-Canada
marygeddes1_jb.jpgjpg marygeddes1_jb.jpg manage 71 K 20 Apr 2013 - 22:54 Main.Harloiris Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
marygeddes2.JPGJPG marygeddes2.JPG manage 275 K 20 Feb 2019 - 22:27 Main.TLaurin Photo by Don McQueen-taken at Royal Botanical Garden-Hamilton-Ontario-Canada
marygeddes3.JPGJPG marygeddes3.JPG manage 270 K 20 Feb 2019 - 22:30 Main.TLaurin Photo by Don McQueen-taken at Royal Botanical Garden-Hamilton-Ontario-Canada
marygeddes9.jpgjpg marygeddes9.jpg manage 52 K 13 Sep 2013 - 20:46 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
marygeddes9bh.jpgjpg marygeddes9bh.jpg manage 14 K 26 Feb 2017 - 19:18 Main.Betsy881 Detail of photo by Betsy Higgins
Topic revision: r47 - 12 Feb 2024, TLaurin
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