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■(TB) 'My Valentine'

1987, Hager

'My Valentine' (Ben Hager, R. 1985). Seedling# T3849TWh. TB, 36" (91 cm). Midseason bloom. White; white beard -tipped tangerine. Seedling# T3487TWh: (seedling# T3196Cr: ('Ice Sculpture' x 'Liz') x 'Vanity') X 'Bride's Lace'. Melrose Gardens 1987. Honorable Mention 1989.

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My Valentine Hager 85.JPGMyValentine01.jpgmyvalentine01.jpgMyValentine010.JPGMyValentine02.jpgMyValentine2.jpgmyvalentine3.jpgmyvalentine5.JPG


"I found MY VALENTINE to be a very nice attempt at a pink-bearded white (don't know if that was the goal, but that's what he got!). Huge overlapping falls are almost too wide. Yet, in spite of that and heavy lace, the flowers appear to have no trouble opening properly on the sturdy stalks with three well-spaced branches." [Perry Dyer (Oklahoma), “Melrose Gardens” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 263, (October 1986): 20.]


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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Topic attachments
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
MyValentine01.jpgjpg MyValentine01.jpg manage 76 K 27 Nov 2014 - 03:41 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
MyValentine010.JPGJPG MyValentine010.JPG manage 56 K 25 Aug 2021 - 02:48 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
MyValentine02.jpgjpg MyValentine02.jpg manage 56 K 31 Mar 2014 - 19:14 Main.TLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
MyValentine2.jpgjpg MyValentine2.jpg manage 46 K 26 Sep 2012 - 20:23 Main.TLaurin
My_Valentine_Hager_85.JPGJPG My_Valentine_Hager_85.JPG manage 54 K 05 Jan 2010 - 18:00 Main.Laymont+ by Dejoux in my garden : sud-ouest France
myvalentine01.jpgjpg myvalentine01.jpg manage 71 K 08 Sep 2015 - 22:54 Main.TLaurin Photo by Barry Blyth-Australia
myvalentine3.jpgjpg myvalentine3.jpg manage 67 K 12 Nov 2013 - 13:34 Main.TLaurin Photo by Alain Chapelle-France
myvalentine5.JPGJPG myvalentine5.JPG manage 54 K 20 Apr 2020 - 03:04 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1990 Roris Gardens catalog by Terry Laurin
Topic revision: r20 - 25 Aug 2021, TLaurin
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