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■(TB) 'Melchior'

1927, Wallace

'Melchior' (R. Wallace & Co., 1927) TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class R7L. Wallace 1927.

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References:

From Treholme Gardens catalog 1931: Melchior (Wallace 1927) E.87, G.88, M. S. 42". S. deep violet, shaded old gold; F. velvety amaranth-purple; bright orange beard. A very large flower of good form and habits, resembling, but with more red than Germaine Perthuis.
MELCHIOR. In many ways this was the outstanding iris blooming in our gardens in 1931. The deep velvet-maroon flowers left nothing to ask for in either size, shape, or all-round iris perfection. My own color description would be "a self of velvety-garnet, with beard of bronze-yellow.” Melchior was introduced in England as an improved MRS. VALERIE WEST, but with us it is distinctly different, and we personally regard it as one of the world's very best. Each $5.00; three for $13.50; ten, $40.00. Cooley's Wholesale pricelist, 1932.
 

Culture

Quick Summary of Cultural Directions

FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION Sort
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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-- Main.RPries - 2010-12-15
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Melchior.jpgjpg Melchior.jpg manage 28 K 15 Dec 2010 - 14:17 UnknownUser Courtesy of Mike Lowe from original HIPS website
Melchior01.JPGJPG Melchior01.JPG manage 48 K 26 Nov 2014 - 15:29 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Melchior02.JPGJPG Melchior02.JPG manage 87 K 23 Aug 2021 - 19:37 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Melchior12BHI.jpgjpg Melchior12BHI.jpg manage 77 K 25 Apr 2012 - 15:09 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
melchior-jb.jpgjpg melchior-jb.jpg manage 48 K 21 Feb 2013 - 14:46 Main.Harloiris photo by Mike Unser
melchior1.JPGJPG melchior1.JPG manage 508 K 10 Jul 2018 - 20:22 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
melchior2.JPGJPG melchior2.JPG manage 643 K 10 Jul 2018 - 20:23 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
melchior3.JPGJPG melchior3.JPG manage 538 K 10 Jul 2018 - 20:25 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
melchior4.JPGJPG melchior4.JPG manage 601 K 10 Jul 2018 - 20:26 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
melchior5.JPGJPG melchior5.JPG manage 810 K 10 Jul 2018 - 20:28 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
melchior6.JPGJPG melchior6.JPG manage 237 K 12 Jan 2022 - 03:43 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
melchior60.JPGJPG melchior60.JPG manage 177 K 12 Jan 2022 - 03:44 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
melchior7.JPGJPG melchior7.JPG manage 280 K 07 May 2024 - 02:06 Main.TLaurin Photo by Jeff Bennett-Dry Creek Garden
melchior70.JPGJPG melchior70.JPG manage 253 K 07 May 2024 - 02:06 Main.TLaurin Photo by Jeff Bennett-Dry Creek Garden
melchior71.JPGJPG melchior71.JPG manage 297 K 07 May 2024 - 02:07 Main.TLaurin Photo by Jeff Bennett-Dry Creek Garden
Topic revision: r19 - 07 May 2024, TLaurin
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