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■(TB) 'Virginia Moore'

1920, Shull

'Virginia Moore' (J. Marion Shull, R. 1920). TB, Midseason bloom. Color Class-Y9L. ('Her Majesty' x 'Honorabile') X 'Honorabile'. Shull 1920. Honorable Mention 1920.

Nursery listings: Shull 1920; Mov. 1921; Camp. 1924; Brand 1932; Tip Top 1938; Wass. 1938; Kat. 1939.

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From Chevy Chase Iris Garden, Marion Shull catalog, 1926: VIRGINIA MOORE — H.M., A.I.S. 1920 — “The largest and finest deep yellow” — Wayman in Flower Grower for Oct. 1925. A tall yellow self whose Lemon Chrome, identical with that of the Lemon Lily (Hemerocallis flava), is well described as “A particularly luminous yellow that glows in the twilight as if compelling the sunlight to linger a while after it has departed from the rest of the garden.” Poorly grown specimens sometimes show a broken veining that detracts from the beauty of the falls but well established clumps make a splendid clear yellow mass effect in the garden. Said to do best in California when given partial shade and an abundance omoisture. Height 30 to 34 inches. $1.00.
VIRGINIA MOORE is the largest and finest deep yellow. Robert Wayman, "Best Twenty-five Irises", The Flower Grower Oct 1925: 404. Print.
From Movilla Gardens catalog, 1921: VIRGINIA MOORE. (Shull 1921.) H.M. A.I.S. 1920. The tallest yellow self to date, standing 33 inches. and giving a fine mass effect. The color is exactly the shade of Hemerocallis Flava. Flower is slightly veined. First-year plants occasionally show streaks. but when established the effect is almost a true self and should prove very valuable for garden work. It is taller than Aurea, Mrs. Neubronner, and Sherwin-Wright. An American introduction of great merit.


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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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
VirginiaMooreBJ2.jpgjpg VirginiaMooreBJ2.jpg manage 61 K 04 Jul 2016 - 16:22 Main.Harloiris Photo by Blue J Iris
virginamoore9.JPGJPG virginamoore9.JPG manage 195 K 30 Sep 2022 - 02:11 TerryLaurin Photo by Kate Brewitt at Winterberry Iris Gardens
virginiamoore1.jpgjpg virginiamoore1.jpg manage 126 K 18 Jun 2019 - 15:44 TerryLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
virginiamoore2.jpgjpg virginiamoore2.jpg manage 118 K 05 Jun 2020 - 11:25 TerryLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
virginiamoore3.jpgjpg virginiamoore3.jpg manage 116 K 05 Jun 2020 - 11:27 TerryLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
virginiamoore30.jpgjpg virginiamoore30.jpg manage 174 K 16 Jan 2023 - 14:49 TerryLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
Topic revision: r18 - 16 Jan 2023, TerryLaurin
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