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■(TB) 'Matinata'

1966, Schreiner

'Matinata' (Schreiner, R. 1966). Seedling # W-190-A. TB, 39" (99 cm). Midseason bloom. Color Class RV1F, Uniform bishop purple self including beard; real purple color. 'Prince Indigo' X seedling # T 480-A (((seedling# L 474-J ((seedling # L 158-A ('Blue Glow' x 'Black Belle')) x 'Storm Warning'))) x seedling # R 632-B ('First Violet' x 'King's Choice'). Schreiner 1968. High Commendation 1967; Honorable Mention 1969; Judge's Choice 1969; Award of Merit 1971.

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For a garden that has multiple Dykes Medal winners in its history, it may seem crazy to name another iris as the summit of technical quality. Such an iris is MATINATA ('68, HM '69). This is an improved 'PRINCE INDIGO', about which the Schreiners already wrote, "If space limitations restricted one to growing only ten outstanding iris, one selection ought to be the finest deep violet." That one is now unquestionably MATINATA. Its color is officially bishop's purple rather than pansy violet, but the surface texture makes more difference than the change in hue. 'PRINCE INDIGO' is a short nap velvet, 'ROYAL TOUCH' is pure silk, and MATINATA is a silk taffeta that you can almost hear rustling in the breeze. And it stands up almost 40" in the breeze, large self-colored blooms, first class vigor, branching, and bud count. [H. M. Parker, “Thirteen Is a Lucky Number,” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 199 (October 1970): 50-51.]
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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.

-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07
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-- RolandDejoux - 2009-12-21
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MATINATA01.jpgjpg MATINATA01.jpg manage 155 K 12 Nov 2015 - 13:40 Main.TLaurin Photo by La Ferme Des Iris-France
Matinata02.JPGJPG Matinata02.JPG manage 75 K 31 Mar 2014 - 12:50 Main.TLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
MatinataEI.jpgjpg MatinataEI.jpg manage 43 K 16 Dec 2012 - 14:32 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Exline Iris Garden
Matinata__Schreiner_1968.JPGJPG Matinata__Schreiner_1968.JPG manage 73 K 21 Dec 2009 - 12:09 Main.Laymont+ by Dejoux in my garden : sud-ouest France
Matinata_fl.jpgjpg Matinata_fl.jpg manage 44 K 18 Feb 2011 - 06:15 IrisP  
TBMatinata.jpgjpg TBMatinata.jpg manage 67 K 15 Feb 2010 - 21:46 EleanorHutchison Photo by El Hutchison, near Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Z3
matinata01.jpgjpg matinata01.jpg manage 71 K 25 Jun 2015 - 00:43 Main.TLaurin Photo by Exline Iris Garden
matinata02.jpgjpg matinata02.jpg manage 133 K 29 Feb 2016 - 15:37 Main.TLaurin Photo by Kelways-United Kingdom
matinata03.jpgjpg matinata03.jpg manage 174 K 14 Jun 2017 - 11:11 Main.TLaurin Photo by Eleanor Hutchison near Winnipeg,Manitoba,Canada-Z3
matinata04.jpgjpg matinata04.jpg manage 60 K 14 Jul 2014 - 20:46 Main.TLaurin Photo by Sandy Gessner Eggertson-Merlebleu Iris Garden-Manitoba,Canada
matinata05.JPGJPG matinata05.JPG manage 312 K 25 Aug 2017 - 03:17 Main.TLaurin Photo by Kate Brewitt taken at the Royal Botanical Gardens-Hamilton,Ontario,Canada
matinata07.jpgjpg matinata07.jpg manage 40 K 03 Dec 2018 - 04:07 Main.TLaurin Photo by Iriszkert Szasz-Hungary.
matinata2.jpgjpg matinata2.jpg manage 45 K 18 Jun 2017 - 01:33 Main.TLaurin Photo by Sandy Gessner Eggertson-Merlebleu Iris Garden-Manitoba,Canada
matinata3.jpgjpg matinata3.jpg manage 189 K 05 Jan 2018 - 23:10 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
matinata4.jpgjpg matinata4.jpg manage 163 K 29 Nov 2017 - 15:42 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
matinata5.jpgjpg matinata5.jpg manage 104 K 26 Jun 2013 - 19:26 Main.TLaurin Photo by Sandy Gessner Eggertson-Merlebleu Iris Garden-Manitoba,Canada
matinata6.jpgjpg matinata6.jpg manage 77 K 12 Nov 2013 - 17:34 Main.TLaurin Photo by Alain Chapelle-Jardin d'Iris de Bubry-France
matinata7.JPGJPG matinata7.JPG manage 944 K 20 Jun 2018 - 02:34 Main.TLaurin Photo by Don McQueen-taken at the Royal Botanical Gardens-Hamilton,Ontario,Canada
matinata8.JPGJPG matinata8.JPG manage 1 MB 20 Feb 2019 - 22:19 Main.TLaurin Photo by Don McQueen-taken at Royal Botanical Garden-Hamilton-Ontario-Canada
matinata9.JPGJPG matinata9.JPG manage 201 K 09 Feb 2024 - 02:34 Main.TLaurin Photo by Seagate Nurseries-Long Sutton Bypass-Long Sutton-United Kingdom
matiniata1.jpgjpg matiniata1.jpg manage 85 K 18 Jan 2017 - 03:26 Main.TLaurin Photo by Stoney Creek Iris
Topic revision: r44 - 25 Mar 2024, dougchyz
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