, R, 1948). TB. Late midseason bloom. Color Class-B1L. (seedling# 4E 1: 'Purissima'
x seedling# B 31 ('Purissima'
x 'Santa Barbara'
) X (seedling# B 31 x 'Santa Clara'
| From Iris Test Garden catalog, 1958: CAHOKIA. (Faught 1948). One of the very finest blues and considered by some the purest blue we have. A hint of turquoise in the blue gives a positively enchanting shade of blue. Enhanced by a pale lemon-colored beard, Cahokia is certainly one of the finest of the light blues. H. M. 1949. $1.00.
| CAHOKIA (Faught) "This light blue seems to be a variable performer. Sometimes it is outstanding in other places or other seasons not particularly distinguished. It is not reliably hardy in Nashville. Unquestionably it is a good parent." Jesse E. Wills (Tennessee), “Varietal Comment, Irises Seen in Nashville” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 123, (October 1951): 71.
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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