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■(TB) 'Springtime Madonna'

1949, Milliken

'Springtime Madonna' (Carl S. Milliken, R. 1949) TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class-W6M. Bronze seedling x 'The Missimo'.

See below:
Cover of 1954 catalog.


From Milliken Gardens catalog, 1949: This iris is a symphony of cream and gold. The standards are very pale cream-yellow with a bright gold edging. The falls are ruffled and frilled and are the same pale yellow as the standards, but have much more gold at the edges and the reticulations are very bright gold giving the flower beautiful highlights. The standards are gracefully arched and ruffled. The fragrance is sweet, but not strong. The branching is very outstanding and offers almost unlimited possibilities in the field of flower arrangement. $15.


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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-- BobPries - 2011-03-07
  • I would like to report a case of homonymy concerning the Iris Springtime Madonna: in addition to the golden bronze one hybridized by Milliken in 1949 and described on the site, I found a blue Iris Springtime Madonna sold, for example, by (https : // -- DanieleZaccaria - 04 May 2022
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Topic revision: r10 - 04 May 2022, Harloiris
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