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■(TB) 'Valkyrie'

1919, Sturtevant

'Valkyrie' (Grace Sturtevant, 1919) Tb. Midseason bloom. Color Class-S9D. 'Monsignor' x 'Mary'.

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From Glen Road Iris Garden catalog, 1921: VALKYRIE (Sturtevant) — A heavy flower, long, large, and firm textured; standards Light Drab with a shimmer of Lavender, falls a velvety Dark Maroon Purple that is almost black as the flower opens; very late flowered. 30 in. 10.00.
From Milliken Iris Gardens catalog, 1933: VALKYRIE (Sturtevant). This huge iris with its olive standards and its long drooping velvety dark purple falls is unlike any other variety grown. The conspicuous veining on the upper portion of the falls adds to its effectiveness. 4 ft. 75c. 3 for $2.00.


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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-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Valkyrie2SG.jpgjpg Valkyrie2SG.jpg manage 43 K 14 Dec 2011 - 13:52 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Seagate Irises-United Kingdom
valkyrie8.JPGJPG valkyrie8.JPG manage 82 K 05 Oct 2021 - 02:05 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
valkyrie80.JPGJPG valkyrie80.JPG manage 168 K 24 Oct 2021 - 02:46 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
valkyrie9.JPGJPG valkyrie9.JPG manage 93 K 03 Sep 2021 - 02:42 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Topic revision: r12 - 24 Oct 2021, TLaurin
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