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■(TB) 'Melody Lane'

1949, Hall

'Melody Lane' (David Hall, R. 1947) Seedling 46-02. TB. 36" (91 cm). Early bloom. Color Class-R4L. From two pink seedlings. Hallcroft 1949. Honorable Mention 1950.

Additional nursery catalog references where this iris was sold: Rainbow 1958.

See below:

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From Hallcroft Iris catalog, 1949: MELODY LANE. Seedling 46-02. From two flamingo pink seedlings. Here is a very attractive new color in Iris that I believe will be very popular. A Commercial artist described it as a bright glistening golden apricot. That seems to be as good a description of the color as I have heard. The flowers are very large, of good form with some ruffliing and with a large brilliant deep tangerine beard. Sturdy 36-inch stems. An Early bloomer. $20.00
From Rainbow Hybridizing Gardens catalog 1963: MELODY LANE EM-36". Quite often re-blooms in Summer, so you'll find color plate on page 5. Ideal for adding an entirely new color note to YOUR Iris Rainbow. Pleasingly fragrant. A splendid seed setter, exceptionally fertile pollen. HM'50; AM'52. Reg. $1.50; on $10 order 95c; on $25 order 75c; 3 for $2.15; 10 for $6.45.


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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-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
IMG_9871.jpgjpg IMG_9871.jpg manage 303 K 27 Dec 2018 - 21:24 Main.davepote Photo by David Potembski, My Garden 2018, Finksburg, MD.
MelodyLane1.jpgjpg MelodyLane1.jpg manage 730 K 17 Oct 2018 - 19:53 Main.TLaurin Photo by Lori Rhodes-Crafton Hills Iris Farm.
MelodyLane11.JPGJPG MelodyLane11.JPG manage 79 K 23 Aug 2021 - 19:44 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
MelodyLane12BHI.JPGJPG MelodyLane12BHI.JPG manage 57 K 25 Apr 2012 - 15:14 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
MelodyLaneBH.JPGJPG MelodyLaneBH.JPG manage 80 K 19 Nov 2011 - 21:22 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
melody_lane_fl.jpgjpg melody_lane_fl.jpg manage 33 K 13 Aug 2012 - 04:23 IrisP  
melodylane.JPGJPG melodylane.JPG manage 588 K 10 Jul 2018 - 20:36 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
melodylane01.jpgjpg melodylane01.jpg manage 76 K 01 Feb 2019 - 03:54 Main.TLaurin Photo by Lori Rhodes-Crafton Hills Iris Farm.
melodylane08.JPGJPG melodylane08.JPG manage 432 K 20 Jan 2021 - 14:02 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1965 Cooley's Iris Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
melodylane09.JPGJPG melodylane09.JPG manage 163 K 11 Apr 2020 - 20:24 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1955 Rainbow Hybridizing Gardens catalog by Kate Brewitt
melodylane1.JPGJPG melodylane1.JPG manage 532 K 10 Jul 2018 - 20:37 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
Topic revision: r25 - 18 Nov 2022, dougchyz
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