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■(TB) 'Memphis Belle'

1952, Pierce

'Memphis Belle' (John Pierce, R. 1951). Seedling# 49-08. TB, 36" (91 cm), Early midseason bloom. Color Class-R1, Rose-pink self. 'Fantasy' X 'Pink Cameo'. Pierce 1952. High Commendation 1951.

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From Iris Test Garden catalog, 1958: MEMPHIS BELLE. (J. Pierce 1952). M. (Fantasy x Pink Cameo). An orchid·pink with considerable garden value-giving a very pink effect. Only the highest praise has been given it. Tall stalks show the well spaced blooms to perfection. H. C. 1951; H. M. 1952.$I.50
"Memphis Belle (Pierce '52)-Beautiful shade of orchid-pink or maybe rose would describe it better, as the color is deeper than what one calls pink. It's more rose pink. Falls are flaring and nicely ruffled, nice tight stalks, tall well branched stalk with many flowers opened at once. Very much admired by all garden visitors." Region 15, Varietal Comments. The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 134 (July 1954): 72.
 
 

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.

-- BobPries - 2011-03-07


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-- BobPries - 2011-03-07
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
memphisbelle01.jpgjpg memphisbelle01.jpg manage 51 K 22 Aug 2014 - 02:42 TerryLaurin Photo by Iris City Gardens
memphisbelle1.JPGJPG memphisbelle1.JPG manage 544 K 10 Jul 2018 - 20:45 TerryLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
memphisbelle2.JPGJPG memphisbelle2.JPG manage 570 K 10 Jul 2018 - 20:47 TerryLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
memphisbelle3.JPGJPG memphisbelle3.JPG manage 569 K 10 Jul 2018 - 20:48 TerryLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
memphisbelle4.JPGJPG memphisbelle4.JPG manage 577 K 10 Jul 2018 - 20:49 TerryLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
memphisbelle5.JPGJPG memphisbelle5.JPG manage 612 K 10 Jul 2018 - 20:51 TerryLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
memphisbelle6.JPGJPG memphisbelle6.JPG manage 158 K 12 Jan 2022 - 03:52 TerryLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
memphisbelle60.JPGJPG memphisbelle60.JPG manage 135 K 12 Jan 2022 - 03:52 TerryLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
memphisbelle_fl.jpgjpg memphisbelle_fl.jpg manage 41 K 13 Aug 2012 - 04:21 IrisP  
Topic revision: r14 - 12 Jan 2022, Harloiris
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