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■(JI) 'Jocasta'

1988, Innerst

'Jocasta' (Sterling Innerst, R. 1987) Seedling 1547-1. JI (6 falls), 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.

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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

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.

-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07

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BHP_9753-X2_jocasta.jpgjpg BHP_9753-X2_jocasta.jpg manage 240 K 20 Feb 2016 - 05:07 BrockHeilman Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.
Jocasta2.JPGJPG Jocasta2.JPG manage 78 K 19 Jun 2013 - 21:33 UnknownUser Photo by Ensata Gardens
Jocasta3.jpgjpg Jocasta3.jpg manage 57 K 25 Nov 2013 - 16:34 UnknownUser Photo by Sans Souci Nursery
jocasta01.jpgjpg jocasta01.jpg manage 82 K 14 Aug 2014 - 16:07 UnknownUser Photo by Carol Warner-Draycott Gardens
jocasta02.JPGJPG jocasta02.JPG manage 108 K 20 Feb 2015 - 00:22 UnknownUser Photo by AIS Archives
jocasta03.jpgjpg jocasta03.jpg manage 81 K 23 Apr 2015 - 19:19 UnknownUser Photo by Aitken's Salmon Creek Garden
jocasta1.JPGJPG jocasta1.JPG manage 1 MB 10 Dec 2017 - 21:26 UnknownUser Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens
jocasta10.JPGJPG jocasta10.JPG manage 201 K 25 Dec 2023 - 13:55 UnknownUser Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens
jocasta11.JPGJPG jocasta11.JPG manage 253 K 25 Dec 2023 - 13:55 UnknownUser Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens
jocasta2.JPGJPG jocasta2.JPG manage 511 K 21 Feb 2018 - 15:31 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the Nyla Hughes slide collection
jocasta4.JPGJPG jocasta4.JPG manage 220 K 13 Apr 2018 - 19:34 UnknownUser Photo by Seandel Iris Gardens
jocasta5.JPGJPG jocasta5.JPG manage 54 K 30 Sep 2023 - 02:34 UnknownUser Photo by John Jearrard -Jearrard's Herbal-United Kingdom
jocasta50.JPGJPG jocasta50.JPG manage 128 K 30 Sep 2023 - 02:34 UnknownUser Photo by John Jearrard -Jearrard's Herbal-United Kingdom
Topic revision: r26 - 25 Dec 2023, TLaurin
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