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■(TB) 'Mme Louesse'

1860, Verdier

'Mme Louesse' (Eugène Verdier, 1860). 34". TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class S8L. Standards white veined purple; Falls white with brown and purple markings.

See below:
BHP 8732-X2 mme louesse.jpgmme louesse-sfib.jpgMme Louesse side01.JPGMmeLouesse01.JPGmmelouesse01.JPGmmelouesse09.JPGmmelouesse1-jb.jpgmmelouesse2-jb.jpgmmelouesse9.jpgMmeLouesseRT.jpg


Awaiting original catalog description
Verd. 1860; Dauv. 1892;
From Movilla Gardens catalog, 1921: "MME. LOUESSE. (Europe 1860.) S. white with purple veinings; F. white with brown and purple markings, on the order of Mary Garden. An old variety, but apparently new to America, and very scarce. Very attractive."


Mme. Louit; Madame Louesse; note: Mme stands for Madame (french spelling).


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.

-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07

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-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
BHP_8732-X2_mme_louesse.jpgjpg BHP_8732-X2_mme_louesse.jpg manage 167 K 12 Feb 2016 - 08:24 BrockHeilman Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.
MmeLouesse01.JPGJPG MmeLouesse01.JPG manage 189 K 11 Feb 2018 - 15:57 Main.TLaurin Photo by Judy Schneider-The Shady Spot
MmeLouesseRT.jpgjpg MmeLouesseRT.jpg manage 29 K 21 Jan 2012 - 21:22 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Rick Tasco-Superstition Iris Gardens
Mme_Louesse_side01.JPGJPG Mme_Louesse_side01.JPG manage 69 K 07 Jun 2015 - 02:05 Main.TLaurin Photo by David Prichard
mme_louesse-sfib.jpgjpg mme_louesse-sfib.jpg manage 74 K 28 Jul 2017 - 12:16 UnknownUser From SFIB website (France).
mmelouesse01.JPGJPG mmelouesse01.JPG manage 568 K 13 Jul 2018 - 01:39 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
mmelouesse09.JPGJPG mmelouesse09.JPG manage 132 K 24 Aug 2021 - 19:04 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
mmelouesse1-jb.jpgjpg mmelouesse1-jb.jpg manage 43 K 21 Feb 2013 - 19:37 Main.Harloiris photo by Mike Unser
mmelouesse2-jb.jpgjpg mmelouesse2-jb.jpg manage 52 K 21 Feb 2013 - 19:37 Main.Harloiris photo by Mike Unser
mmelouesse9.jpgjpg mmelouesse9.jpg manage 143 K 29 May 2020 - 01:58 Main.TLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
Topic revision: r37 - 10 Mar 2023, Harloiris
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