(Hans Peter Sass
, 1926). TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class-S4L.
| 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
| FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION
| 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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