( Sterling Innerst
, R. 1987) Seedling 1547-1. JI (6 F.), 36" (91 cm), Midseason bloom. Light ground, blue halo and veining, turning red violet at edge, red violet band around standards and falls; light ground styles sanded blue violet, tipped red violet. 'Peacock Dance'
X 'Banners On Parade'
. Ensata Gardens 1988. High Commendation 1987; Honorable Mention 1990, Award of Merit 1994.
| From AIS Bulletin #269 April 1988 Introducing JOCASTA (Innerst 88) JI Sdlg. 1547-1. A double, ruffled Japanese Iris of exciting color patterns. Red-violet shadings on petal edges, veins, and style edges; all on a lighter ground. A faint blue-violet halo adds shading contrast and the light wire rim edge accents the ruffled petal edges. Destined for higher honors. HC '87. $50.00. Ensata Gardens.
Quick Summary of Cultural Directions
| FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION
| Hardiness Zones 4-8 for most varieties, Some Japanese 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 but moist good garden soil, More tolerant of dry conditions in established plants, Needs swampy conditions especially in Spring bloom season.
| PH Prefers Acid solis 6.1 to 7.0, intolerant of limy soils
| Fertilizer Prefers rich conditions on organic soils.
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