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■(TB) 'Lilac Lane'

1947, Whiting

'Lilac Lane' ( Mrs. C. Whiting, R. 1946). Seedling 4277 TB, 36" (91 cm). Midseason bloom. Color Class-R1L. Light colored lilac self. ('Purissima' x 'Matula') x 'Gilt Edge'. Honorable Mention 1948; Award of Merit 1951.

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From Cooley's catalog, 1952: Pink-toned lilac self, not a pink but a very delicate mauve color of heavy substance. Beard is very pale yellow. There are very few, if any, modern iris which resemble this one in color tone. We regard it as one of the loveliest new things and among Mrs. Whiting's best. Slightly ruffled, very refined in effect.
From Groveland Gardens catalog, 1954: "A pink-toned lilac self. The flower, delicate in appearance, really has tremendous substance and great endurance. Each year we like this iris better".
From Milliken Gardens catalog, 1954: LILAC LANE (Whiting). A delicate toned lilac self of exceptional substance, with a pearly iridescent over-shadow, which gives an iris of unusual beauty. $3.50


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.

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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
LILAC_LANE.pngpng LILAC_LANE.png manage 297 K 18 Feb 2017 - 00:59 Main.hrandiac Scanned from 1954 Milliken catalog
Lilac Lane.1947.Whiting.jpgjpg Lilac Lane.1947.Whiting.jpg manage 202 K 06 May 2020 - 16:24 UnknownUser Maple Valley Iris Gardens Catalog, 1947
lilac-lane1-20.jpgjpg lilac-lane1-20.jpg manage 372 K 15 Nov 2020 - 03:14 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
lilac-lane1-21.jpgjpg lilac-lane1-21.jpg manage 365 K 17 Jul 2021 - 03:08 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
lilac-lane2-20.jpgjpg lilac-lane2-20.jpg manage 363 K 15 Nov 2020 - 03:14 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
lilac-lane3-19.jpgjpg lilac-lane3-19.jpg manage 163 K 14 Jul 2019 - 17:09 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
lilac-lane3-20.jpgjpg lilac-lane3-20.jpg manage 129 K 15 Nov 2020 - 03:14 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
lilac-lane3-21.jpgjpg lilac-lane3-21.jpg manage 299 K 17 Jul 2021 - 03:07 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
lilac-lane4-19.jpgjpg lilac-lane4-19.jpg manage 233 K 14 Jul 2019 - 17:08 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
lilac-lane5-19.jpgjpg lilac-lane5-19.jpg manage 144 K 14 Jul 2019 - 17:08 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
lilaclane9.JPGJPG lilaclane9.JPG manage 422 K 20 Jan 2021 - 13:50 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the 1965 Cooley's Iris Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
Topic revision: r21 - 25 Dec 2021, davepote
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