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■(JI) 'Carol Johnson'

2011, McEwen

'Carol Johnson' (Currier McEwen, deceased, by Sharon Whitney, R. 2011). Seedling T6 98/62-2. JI (3 falls, tetraploid), 32 (81 cm), Late midseason bloom. Standards purple violet (RHS 82A) veined darker (86A), near white (91D) edges; style arms near white, veined violet (86D); falls sky blue (97C), distinct violet-blue (94A) veins, small rich yellow (14B) signal, ruffled, arched; very large flower. 'Maine Charm' X seedling T5 83/24: ('Maine Encore' x seedling T4 80/51-2: (mixed seeds from hybridizers Hirao x Kyokku)). Eartheart 2011.

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From Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm catalog 2018: Carol Johnson (McEwen by Whitney ’11) Tetraploid, 32”, ML, 3F, F pale blue veined darker, S plum purple, stunning! $15.00.
 

Culture

Quick Summary of Cultural Directions

FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION Sort
Hardiness Zones 4-8 for most varieties, Some Japanese 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 but moist good garden soil, More tolerant of dry conditions in established plants, Needs swampy conditions especially in Spring bloom season.
PH Prefers Acid solis 6.1 to 7.0, intolerant of limy soils
Fertilizer Prefers rich conditions on organic soils.

-- BobPries - 2011-03-07

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-- BobPries - 2011-03-07
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
CarolJohnson-01_copy.jpgjpg CarolJohnson-01_copy.jpg manage 197 K 09 Jul 2013 - 16:29 Main.eclayne  
CarolJohnson-02_copy.jpgjpg CarolJohnson-02_copy.jpg manage 239 K 09 Jul 2013 - 16:29 Main.eclayne  
carol-johnson1-17.jpgjpg carol-johnson1-17.jpg manage 156 K 27 Aug 2017 - 05:51 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser, taken at Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm
caroljohnson01.jpgjpg caroljohnson01.jpg manage 61 K 16 Jul 2017 - 19:05 TerryLaurin Photo by Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm
caroljohnson02.jpgjpg caroljohnson02.jpg manage 69 K 25 Apr 2014 - 22:01 TerryLaurin Photo by Aitken's Salmon Creek Garden
caroljohnson1.jpgjpg caroljohnson1.jpg manage 49 K 03 Jun 2016 - 22:12 TerryLaurin Photo by Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm
caroljohnson2.jpgjpg caroljohnson2.jpg manage 103 K 29 Jun 2020 - 19:11 TerryLaurin Photo by Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm
caroljohnson3.jpgjpg caroljohnson3.jpg manage 158 K 04 Jul 2021 - 20:55 TerryLaurin Photo by Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm
caroljohnson30.jpgjpg caroljohnson30.jpg manage 225 K 01 Mar 2022 - 15:03 TerryLaurin Photo by Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm
caroljohnson31.JPGJPG caroljohnson31.JPG manage 219 K 28 Feb 2023 - 03:24 TerryLaurin Photo by Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm
caroljohnson32.JPGJPG caroljohnson32.JPG manage 225 K 28 Feb 2023 - 03:27 TerryLaurin Photo by Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm
caroljohnson9.JPGJPG caroljohnson9.JPG manage 183 K 07 Aug 2020 - 19:57 TerryLaurin Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens-reblooming July 31/2020
caroljohnson90.JPGJPG caroljohnson90.JPG manage 126 K 22 Dec 2023 - 15:50 TerryLaurin Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens
caroljohnson91.JPGJPG caroljohnson91.JPG manage 167 K 22 Dec 2023 - 15:50 TerryLaurin Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens
caroljohnson92.JPGJPG caroljohnson92.JPG manage 159 K 22 Dec 2023 - 15:51 TerryLaurin Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens
Topic revision: r20 - 29 Dec 2023, Harloiris
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