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■(TB) 'Meggie'

1970, Gaulter

'Meggie' (Larry Gaulter, R. 1969). Seedling# 66-85. TB, 36" (91 cm). Midseason bloom. Color Class RV5L, Two shades of blended rose to lavender; burnt orange beard. 'Laurie' X sibling. Cooley's Gardens 1970. Honorable Mention 1971.

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MEGGIE (Gaulter, '70) M. 36" Each $20.00. Shown in color on the cover. A uniform shade of bright rose in both standards and falls. Even, the style arms are of this same rose tint. The hafts carry a contrasting wash of rose-purple and this in turn is lit with a very thick, fiery deep orange-red beard. The falls are especially wide and flaring, the standards upright and closed. Extra large flowers on perfectly branched stems. No. 66-85. [Cooley's Iris, 1970]
MEGGIE is described as rose colored, but the attention getting factors are the orange beard and the deep rose colored hafts. As in the case of all Gaulter introductions it has good branching. [Mullin, Ron (1971). Irises I Like, American Iris Society Bulletin 204(January 1972), 12.]


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
meggie01.JPGJPG meggie01.JPG manage 72 K 15 May 2014 - 23:19 UnknownUser Photo by Don McQueen,London, Ont. Canada Zone5.
meggie02.jpgjpg meggie02.jpg manage 78 K 13 Jun 2014 - 19:27 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the Rosalie Figge slide collection
meggie03.jpgjpg meggie03.jpg manage 59 K 21 Dec 2014 - 22:14 UnknownUser Photo by Exline Iris Garden
meggie04.jpgjpg meggie04.jpg manage 68 K 25 Jun 2015 - 00:47 UnknownUser Photo by Exline Iris Garden
meggie1.jpgjpg meggie1.jpg manage 92 K 31 Mar 2016 - 03:27 UnknownUser Photo by HIPS Archives
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