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■(TB) 'Tiffanja'

1942, DeForest

'Tiffanja' (Fred DeForest, R. 1942) TB. (42"). Midseason bloom. Color Class S5M reversed. Honorable Mention 1944, Award of Merit 1946. 'Naranja' x 'Tiffany'. Irisnoll 1942.

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From Irisknoll Catalog, 1942: Tiffanja—Midseason. Height 42 inches, well branched. A distinctly different yellow plicata, having wide, closed standards and rounded spreading falls. Smooth and clean cut in appearance. Standards a shade between Colonial Buff and Olive Ochre (Ridgway). Styles same. Beard brownish orange. Falls white, bordered about ⅜-inch deep with color of the standards. Brushed at the haft and speckled around the border with light Buckhorn brown. Flowers have excellent substance, and measure 5½ x 6 inches. Not only a novelty, but also an attractive flower. An entirely unlooked-for result from a cross of Naranja X Tiffany. Each $20.00 Net
From Carl Salbach catalog 1950: TIFFANJA (DeForest). Very large, new plicata. Soft golden buff standards; creamy whitefalls, edged golden buff, with a sprinkling of light golden brown near the edges. Very harmonious and pleasing colors. Good form, and firm substance. Well branched, 40" stems. Early mid-season. $1.00; 3 for $2.SO.
"The variety Tiffanja usually shows almost perfect Four-way Branching; but, unfortunately the stalk is a bit slender for its height; so wind or rain hurt the appearance of the plant. "What Makes a Tall Bearded Iris Good or Bad. The Handbook for Judges, The American Iris Society, Second Installment, July 1953. Reprinted in A.I.S. Bulletin #130 July 1953, p 81.
From Schreiner's Iris Lover's catalog for 1961: "A unique plicata, having good form and thick substance. Smooth and clean cut; standards colonial buff; falls creamy white definitely bordered buff, brushed at the haft and speckled around the border with light brown. This is a big flower 42" tall. Honorable Mention 1944; Award of Merit 1946.


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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-- BrockHeilman - 2009-12-14
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Tiffanja2BHI16.JPGJPG Tiffanja2BHI16.JPG manage 122 K 11 Jan 2016 - 23:29 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
TiffanjaBHI.JPGJPG TiffanjaBHI.JPG manage 197 K 23 Nov 2011 - 23:06 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Tiffanja_fl.jpgjpg Tiffanja_fl.jpg manage 43 K 21 Feb 2011 - 19:37 IrisP  
tiffanja01.JPGJPG tiffanja01.JPG manage 820 K 08 Oct 2016 - 12:06 Main.TLaurin Photo by Don McQueen,London, Ont. Canada Zone5.
tiffanja02.JPGJPG tiffanja02.JPG manage 93 K 22 May 2014 - 12:13 Main.TLaurin Photo by Don McQueen,London, Ont. Canada Zone5.
tiffanja03.JPGJPG tiffanja03.JPG manage 57 K 02 Dec 2014 - 15:34 Main.TLaurin Photo by Don McQueen,London, Ont. Canada Zone5.
tiffanja04.JPGJPG tiffanja04.JPG manage 204 K 22 Aug 2020 - 19:30 Main.TLaurin Photo by Don McQueen-London,Ont.-Canada Zone 5
tiffanja1.jpgjpg tiffanja1.jpg manage 27 K 11 Jul 2010 - 20:33 Main.mikeu Tiffanja by Mike Unser
tiffanja2.jpgjpg tiffanja2.jpg manage 17 K 11 Jul 2010 - 20:34 Main.mikeu Tiffanja by Mike Unser
tiffanja20.JPGJPG tiffanja20.JPG manage 88 K 16 Jan 2022 - 14:19 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mike Unser at Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
tiffanja3.JPGJPG tiffanja3.JPG manage 895 K 22 Sep 2016 - 23:42 Main.TLaurin Photo by Don McQueen,London, Ont. Canada Zone5.
tiffanja9.JPGJPG tiffanja9.JPG manage 526 K 18 Feb 2021 - 16:00 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1955 Cooley's Iris Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
tiffanjaAA.jpgjpg tiffanjaAA.jpg manage 39 K 20 Feb 2011 - 14:36 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Argyle Acres
Topic revision: r34 - 01 Nov 2022, davepote
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