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■(TB) 'Three Oaks'

1943, Whiting

'Three Oaks' (Mrs. C. Whiting, R. 1940). Seedling 41-10, TB, 40", Midseason bloom, Color Class-R4D. 'Matula' x 'Garden Magic'. Whiting(Maple Valley) 1943.

Mrs. Whiting named this Three Oaks which was Mrs. Louise Blake's famous home in South Carolina.

See below:
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1942 supplement to Alphabetical checklist stated "THREE OAKS. TB-M-R4D (Whiting N.); R., 1940; (Matula X Garden Magic)." clearly there is a disagreemnt as to the parentage.
Maple Valley Catalog 1943 notes "THREE OAKS (Whiting 1943) (No. 4110) M. 40 in. This glowing rose pink iris will, we think, be outstanding in any garden—even the garden for which it is named—“Three Oaks.” The color is deep, rich mallow pink with an overlay of rosy copper. It is classed as a ‘blend but it is almost a true rose pink self of splendid carrying quality. The blooms are very large with well domed standards and widely rounded, semiflaring falls. The plant is strong, hardy and vigorous, the stalk tall and well branched, carrying many buds. It blooms freely over a long period of time. $15.00"
From Maple Valley catalog, 1949:THREE OAKS (W. 1943) No. 4110 (MATULA X CHINA MAID) Midseason. 38 inches. A sister seedling of TEA ROSE but much larger, darker and more heavily infused with copper. It is close to copper rose in Dictionary of Color or Etruscan red in Ridgway. A large and pronounced blue blaze on the fall gives it distinction. The branching is rather close to the very strong stems so that it is more effective in a clump than as a single stalk. Very strong heavy plants bloom and increase generously. Pollen parent of CAMPFIRE GLOW and GYPSY ROSE. H.M. 1945. R. 88. 312946. $21.00.
From Milliken Iris Gardens catalog, 1948: THREE OAKS (Whiting) An exceptionally beautiful blend of mallow pink and copper with a blue blaze below the beard. The sturdy flowers are large and flaring. A show specimen in any garden. 3 feet. $4.00; 3 for $10.00.


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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-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07
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IMG_7887.jpgjpg IMG_7887.jpg manage 339 K 21 Dec 2018 - 20:49 Main.davepote Photo by David Potembski, Presby 2016, Bed location 19-48.
ThreeOaks02.JPEGJPEG ThreeOaks02.JPEG manage 21 K 10 May 2014 - 12:39 Main.TLaurin Photo courtesy of Mike Lowe from original HIPS website
Three_Oaks_fl.jpgjpg Three_Oaks_fl.jpg manage 71 K 12 Aug 2012 - 04:35 IrisP  
threeoaks-jb.jpgjpg threeoaks-jb.jpg manage 28 K 23 Feb 2013 - 18:07 Main.Harloiris photo by Mike Unser
threeoaks1.JPGJPG threeoaks1.JPG manage 702 K 30 Jul 2018 - 21:45 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
threeoaks2.JPGJPG threeoaks2.JPG manage 733 K 30 Jul 2018 - 21:47 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
threeoaks3.JPGJPG threeoaks3.JPG manage 478 K 30 Jul 2018 - 21:48 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
threeoaks9.JPGJPG threeoaks9.JPG manage 97 K 02 Sep 2021 - 11:33 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
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