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■(IB) 'Cat in the Hat'

2009, Black

'Cat In The Hat' (Paul Black, R. 2009). Seedling #N253A. IB, 27" (69 cm). Late midseason to very late bloom. Standards medium raspberry, overall network of darker veins; style arms medium pinkish-raspberry; falls cream, very wide medium raspberry plicata band covering 2/3 of petal, medium raspberry plicata lines and dots over center 1/3 and wide stripe from end of beard to 2/3 of way down center, variable amount of markings on center; beards orange, white at end; ruffled; slight musky fragrance. Seedling #J344B, 'Bright Flash' sibling X seedling #L86A: ('Waiting For George' x 'Cimarron Trail'). Mid-America 2009. Honorable Mention 2011; Award of Merit 2014; Sass Medal 2018.

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From Mid-America Garden catalog, 2009: CAT IN THE HAT (Black 09) IB Early-Very Late 27” (69cm).Cat In The Hat is a fanciful creation that is sure to win your heart. Classically formed, heavily ruffled flowers have mid raspberry rose standards with overall network of fine dark violet blue veins. Cream falls have super wide raspberry rose plicata bands, darker hafts and lines and dotting over centers with an accent stripe at ends of orange beards. Perfect show stalks have 2 branches + spur and 7-9 buds. Strong, healthy plants insure superior performance. Sdlg. N253A: J344B - Bright Flash sib X (Waiting for George x Cimarron Trail). $22.50.


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.

-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07

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CATINTHEHAT01.jpgjpg CATINTHEHAT01.jpg manage 180 K 03 Dec 2015 - 20:29 Main.TLaurin Photo by Klaus Burkhardt- Iris Schwertilienoase-Germany
CatInTheHat04.jpgjpg CatInTheHat04.jpg manage 36 K 13 Jan 2016 - 15:46 Main.TLaurin Photo by South Jersey Iris
CatInTheHat9.jpgjpg CatInTheHat9.jpg manage 48 K 12 Jan 2023 - 19:48 Main.TLaurin Photo by Trails End Iris Gardens
CatInTheHat_by_JanLauritzen.jpgjpg CatInTheHat_by_JanLauritzen.jpg manage 67 K 01 Sep 2011 - 16:21 Main.janlauritzen taken at Hatley Park, Victoria, BC. at AIS 2011 Convention
CatInTheHat_by_JanLauritzen_2.jpgjpg CatInTheHat_by_JanLauritzen_2.jpg manage 70 K 01 Sep 2011 - 16:22 Main.janlauritzen taken at Hatley Park, Victoria, BC. at AIS 2011 Convention
Cat_In_The_Hat_IB_Black_09.JPGJPG Cat_In_The_Hat_IB_Black_09.JPG manage 59 K 25 Jan 2010 - 18:36 Main.Laymont+ by Mid-America Garden Oregon USA
Cat_In_The_Hat_stalk_IB_Black_2009.JPGJPG Cat_In_The_Hat_stalk_IB_Black_2009.JPG manage 70 K 25 Jan 2010 - 18:36 Main.Laymont+ by Mid-America Garden Oregon USA
IMG_3810-X2_cat_in_the_hat.jpgjpg IMG_3810-X2_cat_in_the_hat.jpg manage 247 K 17 Feb 2016 - 04:55 BrockHeilman Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.
cat_in_the_hat_em.jpgjpg cat_in_the_hat_em.jpg manage 71 K 09 Dec 2019 - 23:14 Main.Elladan Photo by Elladan
cat_in_the_hat_em_2.jpgjpg cat_in_the_hat_em_2.jpg manage 71 K 09 Dec 2019 - 23:15 Main.Elladan Photo by Elladan
catinthehat01.jpgjpg catinthehat01.jpg manage 67 K 03 Jul 2015 - 03:05 Main.TLaurin Photo by Delane Langton
catinthehat02.jpgjpg catinthehat02.jpg manage 49 K 01 Sep 2015 - 19:23 Main.TLaurin Photo by Wild Iris Rows
catinthehat03.jpgjpg catinthehat03.jpg manage 67 K 08 Nov 2017 - 03:49 Main.TLaurin Photo by Gintaras Kilmaitis-Irisu Pasaulis-Lithuania
catinthehat04.jpgjpg catinthehat04.jpg manage 196 K 24 May 2020 - 03:10 Main.TLaurin Photo by Andrea Karpinsky-Kelowna-British Columbia-Canada
catinthehat040.JPGJPG catinthehat040.JPG manage 191 K 27 May 2022 - 15:32 Main.TLaurin Photo by Andrea Karpinsky-British Columbia-Canada
catinthehat09.jpgjpg catinthehat09.jpg manage 153 K 18 May 2020 - 03:23 Main.TLaurin Photo by Robert Piatek-Poland
catinthehat1.jpgjpg catinthehat1.jpg manage 123 K 04 Apr 2016 - 19:43 Main.TLaurin Photo by George Bacon-Breezeway Iris Garden
catinthehat2.jpgjpg catinthehat2.jpg manage 32 K 15 Feb 2013 - 01:53 Main.TLaurin Photo by Hugh Stout of Stout Gardens at Dancingtree.
catinthehat3.jpgjpg catinthehat3.jpg manage 78 K 27 Jun 2016 - 03:00 Main.TLaurin Photo by Gerry Snyder
catinthehat7.JPGJPG catinthehat7.JPG manage 81 K 27 Dec 2013 - 16:01 Main.TLaurin Photo by K. Brewitt at MIS Convention 2011
catinthehat8.JPGJPG catinthehat8.JPG manage 72 K 27 Dec 2013 - 16:04 Main.TLaurin Photo by K. Brewitt at MIS Convention 2011
catinthehat9.jpgjpg catinthehat9.jpg manage 108 K 22 Mar 2023 - 12:46 Main.TLaurin Photo by Alain Chapelle-Jardin d'Iris de Bubry-France
Topic revision: r36 - 22 Mar 2023, TLaurin
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