■(TB) 'Rajah Brooke'
, R. 1944) TB. Late midseason bloom. Color Class-Y9D. slight fragrance. 'Matula.
x 'Garden Magic'
. Honorable Mention 1946. Norton 1944.
| RAJAH BROOKE (Norton) -A fine rich variegata with topaz-yellow standards and deep red falls, solid coloring into the hafts. We need more clean and smooth iris such as this in all shades. [Clifford W. Benson (Mo.), “Varietal Comments,” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 110 (July 1948): 95.]
| RAJAH BROOKE (Norton, 1945) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50. Rich topaz-yellow standards shot with bronze; the falls deep pigeon blood-red. Haft is solidly colored, clear into the throat, giving the flower an extra rich effect. Not brilliant and garish. Rajah Brooke is an iris in luxurious, subdued hues remindful of an Oriental rug. HM AIS, 1946. In color on page 24. [Cooley's Iris catalog 1952, p. 37].
| From Iris Test Garden Catalog, 1955: RAJAH BROOKE. (Norton). Variegata fanciers will be surprised when they see this one. It's different. It's a honey. Standards topaz in color; falls pigeon blood red, with wide border of topaz on falls. Large burnished gold beard. Large flower, well branched. Thirty-eight in. tall. H.M., 1946. 60c.
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.
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