■(TB) 'Midwest Gem'
(Hans Peter Sass
, R. 1936). Seedling# 78-33. TB. Late midseason bloom. Color Class-S6L. ('Rameses'
) x 'King Tut'
). Sass 1937. Honorable Mention 1937.
| American Iris Society. (1937). Report of the awards committee: Awards of the American Iris Society for 1937. Bulletin of the American Iris Society, 66(September 1937), 88.
| Maple Road Gardens. (1937). Sass iris list 1937. The American Iris Society Iris Encyclopedia. Retrieved from: https://wiki.irises.org/pub/Hist/Info1937CatalogSassJacob/1937_SASS_IRIS_LIST_MAPLE_ROAD_GARDENS.pdf.
| MIDWEST GEM (7 8-33) (H. P. Sass, 1937) Large, light buff pink, flowers with S. domed and falls flaring. Stems branching from center. 36 inches tall. $20.00. (Maple Road Gardens, 1937).Maple Valley Iris Gardens. (1938). Nursery catalog. The American Iris Society Iris Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://wiki.irises.org/pub/Hist/Info1938CatalogMapleValley/Maple%20Valley%20Iris%20Gardens%201938%20searchable.pdf.
| McCombes, L. (1948). A critical evaluation of older irises. Bulletin of the American Iris Society, 110(July 1948), 58.
| Peckham, E. (Ed.). (1940). Alphabetical iris check list: 1939. The American Iris Society.
| MIDWEST GEM (H. P. Sass 1937) L. 36 in. A very beautiful new blend of pink and gold, softly combined to make a fresh and glowing color note. The large, full ruffled flowers are wide and flaring and carried gracefully on a well branched stem. H. M., 1937. R. 92. $20.00. (Maple Valley Iris Gardens, 1938, p. 15).
| Midwest Gem is a large self of luminous apricot with straight hanging falls subtly blended honey and rose with the added attraction of gold stenciling around the crimpled edges of the entire flower. (McCombs, 1948).
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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- stem height poor clay soil 75cm/29", 4 buds/stem, blossom 145x70mm, slight purple at spathe, not basal foliage -- DaveinPA - 02 Jun 2020