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■(TB) 'Capricious'

1981, Hamblen

'Capricious' (Melba Hamblen, R. 1980). Seedling# H75-105G. TB, 32" (81 cm). Early to late bloom. Standards apricot (near RHS 24D); style crests same, flushed violet at lip; falls creamy white, dotted and stippled raspberry violet (74D to 8OA); full tangerine orange beard. Seedling# 71-154D: ('Betty Simon' plicata sibling x sibling) X 'Porta Villa'. Mission Bell 1981. High Commendation 1980 (seedling H75-105G); Honorable Mention 1983; Award of Merit 1986.

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From AIS Bulletin #240 January 1981 Introducing CAPRICIOUS. 34", ML. Tangerine bearded bicolor plicata. Lightly ruffled, domed standards of salmon pink; ruffled flaring falls of creamy white, dotted and stippled with raspberry violet. Large, wide-petaled flowers well spaced on strong stalks. (Betty Simon plic sib x B. Simon plic sib) X Porta Villa. HC '80. #H75-105G. Net $25.00. Mission Bell.


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.

BobPries - 21 Apr 2019

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-- RolandDejoux - 2010-01-04
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Capricious-2013-5.jpgjpg Capricious-2013-5.jpg manage 48 K 29 Nov 2015 - 13:35 JoelleFRANJEULLE Iriseraie de Gombault Joëlle Franjeulle Sologne FRANCE
Capricious12BHI.jpgjpg Capricious12BHI.jpg manage 64 K 15 Apr 2012 - 14:38 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Capricious13.JPGJPG Capricious13.JPG manage 77 K 13 Aug 2021 - 11:18 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
CapriciousEI.jpgjpg CapriciousEI.jpg manage 29 K 09 Dec 2012 - 23:10 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Exline Iris Garden
Capricious_Hamblem_81.JPGJPG Capricious_Hamblem_81.JPG manage 71 K 04 Jan 2010 - 08:56 Main.Laymont+ by Dejoux in my garden : sud-ouest France
DSC_8451.jpegjpeg DSC_8451.jpeg manage 419 K 13 Oct 2020 - 03:00 RachelMarks TB Capricious 13 Oct Gippsland Victoria Australia
capricious01.jpgjpg capricious01.jpg manage 72 K 04 Jun 2015 - 21:15 Main.TLaurin Photo by Exline Iris Garden
capricious02.jpgjpg capricious02.jpg manage 72 K 18 Jun 2015 - 20:48 Main.TLaurin Photo by Barry Blyth-Australia
capricious03.jpgjpg capricious03.jpg manage 85 K 25 Aug 2015 - 15:49 Main.TLaurin Photo by Lakeside Iris Gardens
capricious04.jpgjpg capricious04.jpg manage 309 K 23 Nov 2017 - 20:37 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
capricious05.jpgjpg capricious05.jpg manage 130 K 28 Aug 2020 - 00:16 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
capricious1.JPGJPG capricious1.JPG manage 192 K 23 Feb 2020 - 23:31 Main.TLaurin Photo by Rene Martin-France
capricious2.JPGJPG capricious2.JPG manage 206 K 23 Feb 2020 - 23:32 Main.TLaurin Photo by Rene Martin-France
capricious3.JPGJPG capricious3.JPG manage 184 K 23 Feb 2020 - 23:34 Main.TLaurin Photo by Rene Martin-France
capricious5.JPGJPG capricious5.JPG manage 183 K 27 Jun 2023 - 19:01 Main.TLaurin Photo by Verna Laurin-Willowdale-ON-Canada
capricious8.JPGJPG capricious8.JPG manage 326 K 01 Feb 2021 - 13:37 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1994 Cooley's Iris Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
capricious9.JPGJPG capricious9.JPG manage 346 K 27 Oct 2020 - 20:51 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1987 Schreiners catalogue by Terry Laurin
capricious_fl.jpgjpg capricious_fl.jpg manage 72 K 05 Mar 2011 - 08:30 IrisP  
capricious_jb.jpgjpg capricious_jb.jpg manage 15 K 12 Apr 2013 - 00:09 Main.Harloiris photo Wilson Banner Ranch Iris Garden
iris Capricious (1).JPGJPG iris Capricious (1).JPG manage 486 K 06 Feb 2023 - 22:15 EliseAMANN Iris Capricious
iris Capricious.JPGJPG iris Capricious.JPG manage 436 K 06 Feb 2023 - 22:15 EliseAMANN Iris Capricious
Topic revision: r35 - 28 Jun 2023, Harloiris
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