(J. H. Grinter
, R. 1933) TB 40" Midseason bloom. Color Code-B3M. ('Blue Ribbon'
). Honorable Mention 1933; Award of Merit 1935; American Dykes Medal 1937
Also listed in the following nursery catalogs: Fairmount 1946
| From Carl Salbach catalog, 1936: Missouri. A very fine rich blue having a smooth, enamel-like finish. Highly praised in the Mid-West, and without uestion, one of the best new blue iris. Raised by a breeder who has made a specialty of blue iris. Mid-season to late. $4.50.
| From Cooley's Gardens catalog for 1937: "Clear, clean blue, of sensational size. There has never been sufficient stock to supply the demand for this iris, declared by some observers to be the last word in its color."
| Missouri (Grinter) --disappointing. G. L. Pilkington, "Iris Notes", A.I.S. Bulletin 74 (July 1939): 31.
| Missouri: (Grinter). The most wonderful blue on cloudy days but shows a violet sheen in the sun. Well deserving of its award. Belsley, Ray J., Varietal Comments. Bulletin of the American Iris Society 74 (July 1939), 18.
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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