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■(TB) 'Caroline Jane'

1951, DeForest

'Caroline Jane' (Fred DeForest, R. 1951). TB, 40" (102 cm). Midseason bloom. Color Class-W2, White and blue-violet plicata. (seedling# P42X: 'Her Grace' x 'Tiffany') X 'New Hope'. Irisnoll 1951. Honorable Mention 1951; Award of Merit 1955.

This iris exhibits Purple-Based Foliage.

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From Walter Marx Gardens catalog 1957: CAROLINE JANE (De Forest 1951) Each 5.OO. If you are looking for a new and different blue-dotted plicata, this is the answer. The enormous flowers are carried on fine 38 inch stems. The white ground color glistens like snow and the violet-blue markings are clean. The distinct beautifully modeled standards form a lovely crown for an excellent flower. HM 1951.
Caroline Jane (DeForest '51) - "Still the most outstanding white plicata marked blue violet. Tall stalks, large blooms and heavy substance." Region 15, Varietal Comments, The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 134 (July 1954): 71.
Caroline Jane (DeForest) - "continues to be one of the best iris in commerce. Huge, slightly ruffled and wonderful substance, white with delicate blue stitching." Region 15, Varietal Comments, The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 134 (July 1954): 71.


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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-- BetsyHiggins - 2010-10-30
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
CarolineJaneAA.jpgjpg CarolineJaneAA.jpg manage 26 K 14 Feb 2011 - 15:52 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Argyle Acres
Caroline_Jane.JPGJPG Caroline_Jane.JPG manage 54 K 31 Jan 2011 - 17:38 IrisP  
carolinejane.JPGJPG carolinejane.JPG manage 146 K 13 Jun 2018 - 02:55 Main.TLaurin Photo by Jeanette Graham
carolinejane01.JPGJPG carolinejane01.JPG manage 247 K 20 Jul 2020 - 02:44 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1955 Schreiners catalogue by Terry Laurin
carolinejane02.JPGJPG carolinejane02.JPG manage 427 K 09 Nov 2020 - 16:50 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1964 C.A. Cruickshank catalogue by Terry Laurin
carolinejane03.JPGJPG carolinejane03.JPG manage 464 K 20 Jan 2021 - 03:45 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1965 Cooley's Iris Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
carolinejane9.JPGJPG carolinejane9.JPG manage 82 K 13 Aug 2021 - 11:48 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Topic revision: r22 - 27 Oct 2022, davepote
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