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■(TB) 'Melanie'

1941, Hillson

'Melanie' (H. M. Hillson, R. 1941). TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class-S7M. Hillson, Schreiner 1941. Honorable Mention 1941. Synonym: Melaine.

NOTE: The addition of Schreiner as an introducer listed in Bull. A.I.S. 85:53 Apr. 1942.

See below:
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From Fairmount Gardens catalog, 1948: MELANIE (Hillson 1941) M. A tall orchid pink with greater depth of color than most in this class. The large flowers have good substance. The stalks are well branched. H. M., A. I. S. 1941. Per R. 88 1943. 45 in. $1.25
From Milliken Gardens catalog, 1948: MELANIE (Hill) An excellent orchid-pink. It shows up splendidly in the garden and receives deserved attention. The flowers are large, substance firm, and stalks wei! branched. 3 feet plus. $1.25; 3 for $3.25.


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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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Melaine5.JPGJPG Melaine5.JPG manage 90 K 23 Aug 2021 - 19:35 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Melanie6BHI.JPGJPG Melanie6BHI.JPG manage 2 MB 17 Oct 2016 - 13:52 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
MelanieBkWBHI.JPGJPG MelanieBkWBHI.JPG manage 4 MB 17 Oct 2016 - 13:53 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
melanie1.JPGJPG melanie1.JPG manage 659 K 10 Jul 2018 - 20:15 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
melanie2.JPGJPG melanie2.JPG manage 623 K 10 Jul 2018 - 20:18 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
melanie3.JPGJPG melanie3.JPG manage 567 K 10 Jul 2018 - 20:19 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
melanie9.JPGJPG melanie9.JPG manage 414 K 07 May 2023 - 20:20 Main.TLaurin Photo by Jeff Bennett-Dry Creek Garden
melanie_fl.jpgjpg melanie_fl.jpg manage 44 K 13 Aug 2012 - 04:30 IrisP  
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