, R. 1956). Seedling F-6-4. TB, 34-36" (86-91 cm), Midseason bloom. Color Class-B1M, Medium-blue self, faint hint of lavender in falls. 'Zara'
X 'Regina Maria'
. Harvest Lane 1958. Honorable Mention 1958; Judges' Choice 1959; Award of Merit 1960.
| From AIS Bulletin #149, April 1958. Introducing DEMETRIA-(Zara x Regina Maria) You'll fall in love with this gracefully ruffled medium blue iris on sight. This beautifully formed flower has a faint hint of lavender in the broad flaring falls. The blooms are well spaced on a 36 in. stalk. Flowers have heavy substance that withstands wind and weather. Mid-season. Net $25.00. Harvest Lane Iris Garden.
| From Fleur De Lis Gardens catalog 1963: DEMETRIA (Hinkle '59) M. 36 in. (Zara x Regina Maria). Very lovely self of medium blue that seems to have an overtone of lavender in its falls that undoubtedly comes from the texture veining. A.M. 1960. 7.50.
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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