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■(TB) 'Mrs. Marion Cran'

1923, Perry

'Mrs. Marion Cran' (Amos Perry, 1923) TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class-R7L. See below:

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Awaiting original catalog description
From Bonnewitz catalog, 1926: MRS. MARION CRAN (Perry) $40.00. I saw this variety in Mr. Perry’s exhibit at the show in London in 1922, and at this show I met Mrs. Marion Cran, the lady in whose honor this Iris was named. She seemed pleased that an American should place a high estimate on “her” Iris, but at that time she was particularly interested in the quality of another of Mr. Perry’s Irises, Benrimo, which has not yet bloomed for us but which we hope to describe after the blooming season in one of our Gardon Notes. The bloom on Iris Mrs. Marion Cran was a very large lilac-pink self, larger, I believe, than Mr. Bliss’ Susan Bliss. Our stock of this variety came direct from Mr. Perry with the label, “Mrs. Marion Cran.” We confidently expect to see the same kind of bloom on it which we saw on the variety in England
From Indian Spring Farms 1928: A very fine iris that is rated by those who know it as one of the finest of all the "pinks". The flowers are large, of perfect shape, and are borne on very tall, strong stems. The color is a glorious shade of soft yet brilliant light rose. (This variety should not be confused with the Iris Marion Cran introduced by Perry in 1919, which is a dull Matthew's purple with a light haft and quite inferior to this later introduction.


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.

-- BobPries - 2011-03-07

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-- BobPries - 2010-12-16
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Mrs_Marion_Cran.jpgjpg Mrs_Marion_Cran.jpg manage 14 K 16 Dec 2010 - 13:09 BobPries Courtesy of Mike Lowe from original HIPS website
mrsmarioncran-jb.jpgjpg mrsmarioncran-jb.jpg manage 56 K 22 Feb 2013 - 00:45 Main.Harloiris photo by Mike Unser
mrsmarioncran-jb9.JPGJPG mrsmarioncran-jb9.JPG manage 68 K 13 Jun 2022 - 19:49 TerryLaurin Photo by Mike Unser at Rod Mendenhall's garden
mrsmarioncran1.JPGJPG mrsmarioncran1.JPG manage 594 K 13 Jul 2018 - 16:01 TerryLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
mrsmarioncran2.JPGJPG mrsmarioncran2.JPG manage 576 K 13 Jul 2018 - 16:02 TerryLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
mrsmarioncran3.JPGJPG mrsmarioncran3.JPG manage 180 K 18 Jun 2020 - 01:44 TerryLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
mrsmarioncran4.JPGJPG mrsmarioncran4.JPG manage 131 K 13 Jan 2022 - 15:43 TerryLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
Topic revision: r16 - 13 Jun 2022, TerryLaurin
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