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■(TB) 'Midgard'

1926, Sass

'Midgard' (Hans Peter Sass, 1926). TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class-S4L.

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From Sass catalog, 1937: MIDGARD (H. P. Sass, 1926)- The best known and most popular pink and yellow blend, always in demand. An iris of exquisite coloring and has firm, heavy substance. Both standards and falls yellow with a flush of clear pink. A strong grower and free bloomer. 39 inches. 25c.
From Sarah Toedt’s Springtime Gardens catalog, 1929: Midgard - Sass Bros. received more orders for this new pink Iris than for any other of their own introductions during the National Iris Show’s duration in 1928. The large heavy textured flowers are bright pink overlaid with a silvery tone, blending to yellow on the haft. Midgard and cream white Thalictrum aquilegiafolium planted where a gazing globe will reflect the beauty of the blooms should make an attractive garden picture.
MIDGARD. Three years ago this was hailed as the best production ever turned out by the Sass Brothers. The yellow-pink blended flowers introduced a new color note, and it became immediately so popular that there has never been sufficient stock to supply the demand. It is one of the most reliable new varieties for severe climates, besides being a very free bloomer and rapid multiplier. Its future is assured. Each $1.50; three for $3.75; ten for $10.00 _Cooley's Wholesale pricelist, 1932
MIDGARD is another iris which appeals to garden visitors. The branching is rather poor. On the whole, I consider it one of the best blends I have. It is beautiful in mass. [Dornblut, J., Bellingham, Wash. Varietal Notes, American Iris Society Bulletin 55 (February 1935), 100.


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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Topic attachments
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Midgard26kp12.JPGJPG Midgard26kp12.JPG manage 61 K 31 May 2012 - 14:59 KentPfeiffer Taken at the Sass Memorial Garden near Ashland, Nebraska on May 4, 2012
Midgard_0003.jpgjpg Midgard_0003.jpg manage 81 K 25 Jun 2014 - 17:38 BobPries Biodiverity Heritage Library Cooley's 1932
midgard-jb.jpgjpg midgard-jb.jpg manage 35 K 21 Feb 2013 - 19:25 Main.Harloiris photo by Mike Unser
midgard09.JPGJPG midgard09.JPG manage 316 K 20 Feb 2021 - 21:58 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1936 Cooley's Iris Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
midgard1.JPGJPG midgard1.JPG manage 468 K 11 Jul 2018 - 02:35 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
midgard2.JPGJPG midgard2.JPG manage 656 K 11 Jul 2018 - 02:37 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
midgard3.JPGJPG midgard3.JPG manage 568 K 11 Jul 2018 - 02:39 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
midgard4.JPGJPG midgard4.JPG manage 122 K 17 Jun 2020 - 15:35 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
midgard5.JPGJPG midgard5.JPG manage 133 K 17 Jun 2020 - 15:35 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
midgard55.JPGJPG midgard55.JPG manage 148 K 17 Jun 2020 - 15:35 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
midgard_fl.jpgjpg midgard_fl.jpg manage 64 K 13 Aug 2012 - 04:13 IrisP  
Topic revision: r18 - 21 Feb 2021, Harloiris
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