, R. 1944) TB. Late bloom. Color Class-W4. 'White Prince'
x 'Caroline Burr'
. Fairmount 1946
| From Fairmount Gardens catalog, 1946: AMANDINE (G. Douglas 1946) M. L. The charm of this lovely iris is in its delicacy of color and delightfully ruffled form. It is a self with large flowers of pale cream with just a flush of lemon. When first you see this iris you think "what beautiful blooms but they look so fragile". The surprising thing is that the flowers have exceptionally firm substance and keep in perfect condition for three days under very hot sun, also withstand wind and rain to a marked degree. The standards are broad and perfectly domed, the falls full and flaring. A symmetrical flower of exquisite beauty. Sturdy growth and good branching, three branches and terminal. H. C., A. I. S. 1945. 34in. $20.00.
| From Gwendolyn Anley (England), American Irises In English Gardens, The AIS Bulletin, No. 107, "Iris Ramblings", October 1947: "AMANDINE, another ruffled beauty, gives the impression of great fragility, but I was surprised how well it stood the difficult conditions. The slightly greenish, lemon tone is very unusual and would probably be seen at its best in partial shade. So many of these pale colours demand shadowy places."
| "Amandine (Douglas) is a deep cream--so crisp, so thick, so clean, with fine flower balance and splendid branching ... one of the lnost floriferous varieties ... would be a "must have" to the smallest collection". [Mrs. W. R. Matthews, “Yes-We Do Grow Tall Beardeds in Louisiana.” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society #116(January 1950): 60-61.]
Quick Summary of Cultural Directions
| FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION
| 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.
- 21 Apr 2019
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