Hybridizer Caroline Dormon/Ruth Dorman

Caroline Dorman was a well known author writing on and illustreating the Flora of Louisiana. Her sister-in-law Ruth Dorman was likely the hybridizer and registrant of at least 25 of the Louisiana Iris below. Sorting out whether Caroline actually registered any of these instead of her sister is somewhat obscured by registrations that just said Dorman. Ruth was older and dedicated to making these Irises better known. She actively hybridized while Carolune was a prominent botanical artist and author mostly enjoying Irises as she found them in the wild.--RRP.

Saline, Alabama, USA

Registrations/Introductions:

Louisiana: 'Acacia', 'Candles', 'Cathedral Blue', 'Contrast', 'Coral Isles', 'Dainty Lass', 'Dan DeBaillon', 'Easter Basket', 'Eventide', 'Fairy Chalice', 'Fire Alarm', 'Flaming Maple', 'Formosa', 'Foxglove Bells', 'Gay Affair', 'Golden Sheaves', 'Green Tracery', 'Gretna', 'Gypsy Red', 'Headlight', 'Homachitto', 'Honeysweet', 'June Clouds', 'Lady Storm', 'Lillian Trichel', 'Louisiana Dawn', 'Mardi Gras', 'Mary S. DeBaillon', 'Micco', 'Opal Dusk', 'Peggy O'Neill', 'Persian Pink', 'Radiant Orchid', 'Red River', 'Rhumba', 'Rich Harvest', 'Rippled Ice', 'Rose Bells', 'Rose Of Abbeville', 'Royal Highness', 'Ruth Marsalis', 'Saucy Minx', 'Spring Days', 'Starry Night', 'Swan Moon', 'Tango Pink', 'The Khan', 'Thistle-Tuft', 'Upstart', 'Vineyard', 'Violet Ray', 'Virginia', 'Wheelhorse', 'Whoopee', 'Wild Cherry', 'Wood Violet'.

-- Main.RPries - 2012-05-18
Topic revision: r7 - 09 Nov 2019, BobPries
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