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■(TB) 'Memphis Delight'

1977, Kegerise

'Memphis Delight' (Evelyn Kegerise, R. 1977). Seedling# 70-76-D. TB, 35" (86 cm), Late bloom. Ruffled pink (RHS 36B/C) self with lighter blaze on falls; medium red beard. 'Pink Taffeta' X 'Point Clear'. Evelyn Kegerise 1977. Honorable Mention 1978, Judges' Choice 1978.

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From AIS Bulletin #226 Summer 1977 Introducing MEMPHIS DELIGHT-TB, 34", L, No. 70-76-D. This is the "beautiful pink iris" which so delighted many irisarians attending the Memphis Convention. It is a pure pink iris with beautifully formed flowers, nicely displayed on well-branched stalks. Fine substance allows for resistance to rain. Fertile both ways. $25.00. Evelyn Kegerise.


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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MemphisDelightVL1.JPGJPG MemphisDelightVL1.JPG manage 179 K 29 Jun 2023 - 00:25 Main.TLaurin Photo by Verna Laurin-Willowdale-ON-Canada
MemphisDelightVLAIS77.JPGJPG MemphisDelightVLAIS77.JPG manage 66 K 02 Feb 2014 - 17:37 Main.TLaurin Photo taken at 1977 AIS Memphis Convention by Verna Laurin-Kuyendall Garden
Memphis_Delight_fl.jpgjpg Memphis_Delight_fl.jpg manage 72 K 18 Feb 2011 - 06:16 IrisP  
memphisdelight.JPGJPG memphisdelight.JPG manage 874 K 04 Jul 2018 - 20:38 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Larry Harder slide collection
Topic revision: r15 - 29 Jun 2023, TLaurin
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