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■(TB) 'Mazatlan'

1959, Hall

'Mazatlan' (David Hall, R. 1959). TB, 32" (81 cm), Midseason bloom. Color Class-W1B, Standards white; falls white, pale-blue haft. From two pink seedlings. Cooley 1959.

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From Rainbow Hybridizing Gardens catalog 1964: MAZATLAN (Hall '59) M-32". A beautiful novelty in unusual coloring. Standards snow-white, flushed amber at base. Falls have white ground, blending to lilac-blue beyond center. Beard red-orange on amber ground. Named for exciting fishing resort on west coast of Mexico, with white fleecy clouds, blue skies & brilliant sunsets. Entire flower fringed & shirred at margins. Try this for something really different! Regularly $3.50; on $10 order $3.15; on $25 order $2.95.
From Cooley's Garden 1959 catalog: (Hall, 1959) Each $20.00. Amongst the myriad of flamingo-pinks, whites with tangrine beards, fringed bi-colors such as Golden Garland, blues and apricots in the Hall seedling crop there appeared this unique color break. At first we were startled, and then casually passed it up. But the next year it put on quite a show and was admired by Mrs. Stevens, of New Zealand. She has given us so many famous Iris, including Pinnacle and she thought it had remarkable possibilities as a breeder. Our picture is an excellent likeness of the flower itself. Standards are practically snow-white, flushed amber at the base. Falls have a white ground but blend into blue beyond the center. Beard is red-orange on an amber ground. The entire flower is fringed and shirred at the margins. It is from pink breeding but the number is not available. 30-33 inches, well branched. We named it for the exciting fishing resort on the West Coast of Mexico, with its white fleece clouds, blue skies and waters and brilliant sunsets.


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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Mazatlan.jpgjpg Mazatlan.jpg manage 316 K 07 Jan 2014 - 03:40 Main.davepote Cooley's Iris catalog 1961
mazatlan01.JPGJPG mazatlan01.JPG manage 368 K 28 Jun 2016 - 19:47 Main.TLaurin Photo by HIPS Archives
Topic revision: r10 - 19 Apr 2021, Harloiris
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