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■(TB) 'Shirley M'

1995, Kegerise

'Shirley M' (Evelyn Kegerise, R. 1992). Seedling# 87-862-P. TB, 35-36" (89-91 cm), Late midseason bloom. Lightly ruffled pale true pink; beards light blue. Seedling# 83-445-1: (('Pearl Chiffon' x 'Portrait of Amy') x 'Movie Queen') X 'Sophistication'. Evelyn Kegerise 1995. Honorable Mention 1997.

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Photo by Barry Blyth-AustraliaPhoto scanned from the Glenn Corlew slide collectionPhoto by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris GardenPhoto by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden


From AIS Bulletin #297 April 1995 Introducing SHIRLEY M. T.B., 35-36", M-L. A ruffled, flared, lovely delicate pink self, with pale blue beard. Nine blooms displayed on excellent branching. Spicy fragrance. Fertile. Named in honor of my English born compassionate neighbor and dearest friend. $30.00. Evelyn Kegerise.


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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-- EleanorHutchison - 2010-12-01
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
ShirleyM12BHI.JPGJPG ShirleyM12BHI.JPG manage 61 K 03 May 2012 - 20:52 BetsyHiggins Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
ShirleyM2BHI16.JPGJPG ShirleyM2BHI16.JPG manage 79 K 05 Jan 2016 - 23:21 BetsyHiggins Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
shirleym01.jpgjpg shirleym01.jpg manage 92 K 19 Nov 2015 - 03:17 TerryLaurin Photo by Barry Blyth-Australia
shirleym02.JPGJPG shirleym02.JPG manage 1 MB 06 Jun 2017 - 12:55 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the Glenn Corlew slide collection
Topic revision: r14 - 23 Mar 2022, TerryLaurin
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