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■(TB) 'Midwest'

1922, Sass

'Midwest' (Hans Peter Sass, R 1922) TB. Late midseason bloom. Color Class-W8. Standards flushed and dotted Matthew's purple; falls white, heavily bordered Matthew's purple.

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From Sarah Toedt’s Springtime Gardens catalog, 1929: MIDWEST — A much ruffled white background plicata solidly stippled with rosy purple, only the center of the falls showing white.
From Indian Spring Farms catalog, 1927: MIDWEST (Sass 1922). A fine ruffled Plicata. S. flushed and dotted Mathew's purple; F. white, heavily bordered the same color. Large flowers of fine form with standards and falls delightfully ruffied. The stalks are low, well branched, and of vigorous growth. 30 inches. $1.00 each.


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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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Midwest12BHI.jpgjpg Midwest12BHI.jpg manage 79 K 25 Apr 2012 - 15:39 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Midwest15BHI.JPGJPG Midwest15BHI.JPG manage 1 MB 10 Nov 2015 - 17:51 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Midwest23kp.JPGJPG Midwest23kp.JPG manage 60 K 07 Jan 2013 - 17:28 KentPfeiffer Taken at the Sass Memorial Garden near Ashland, Nebraska on April 24, 2012
Midwest2BHI.JPGJPG Midwest2BHI.JPG manage 2 MB 10 Nov 2015 - 17:53 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
midwest1.JPGJPG midwest1.JPG manage 311 K 17 Jun 2020 - 15:39 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
midwest9.JPGJPG midwest9.JPG manage 131 K 12 Jun 2023 - 19:33 Main.TLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
midwest90.JPGJPG midwest90.JPG manage 129 K 12 Jun 2023 - 19:33 Main.TLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
rsz_midwest-jb.jpgjpg rsz_midwest-jb.jpg manage 71 K 11 Feb 2013 - 20:15 Main.Harloiris Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
Topic revision: r17 - 14 Jun 2023, Harloiris
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