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■(TB) 'Carolina Honey'

1972, Powell

'Carolina Honey' (Loleta Powell, R. 1972). Seedling# 70-40. TB, 36" (91 cm), Midseason to very late bloom. Honey tan self, faintly flushed blue below deep gold beard, ruffled. 'Kingdom' X 'Taste Of Honey'. Powell 1972. Honorable Mention 1976.

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From AIS Bulletin #205 April 1972 Introducing CAROLINA HONEY (Loleta K. Powell). M.-VL. 36". Compelling, ruffled all-over, 7" honey tan self, substance waxen, beards deep gold; sturdy "S" curved stalks display to perfect advantage the extremely beautiful flowers with 4-way branching. Instantly attracts every garden visitor throughout its long period! Sdlg. 70-40 (Kingdom x Taste of Honey). Limit 1. $35.00. Powell's Gardens.
'Carolina Honey' Historic Iris Preservation Society link.


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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Topic revision: r11 - 29 Jul 2023, Harloiris
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