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■(JI) 'Oriental Eyes'

1984, Vogt

'Oriental Eyes' (Adolph Vogt, R. 1977) Seedling D12771. JI, 40" (102 cm), Midseason bloom. Light violet (RHS 84A) shading to grey-white at edge; yellow signal (11A) surrounded by purple (82A) halo that extends as veining; dark violet styles with grey edge. 'Oriental Tracery' X Tomino #11. Tranquil Lake Nursery 1984. Honorable Mention 1986; Payne Award 1988, Payne Medal 1993.

'Oriental Eyes' was the first Japanese Iris to be awarded the Payne Medal.

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Awaiting original catalog description


Quick Summary of Cultural Directions

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.

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-- LaurieFrazer - 2010-04-30
  • JI 'Oriental Eyes' bloomed at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, zone 4b, approximately, July 3-11, in 2017. -- HollyJohnson2017 -04-01 - 04 Aug 2017
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20170703_142057 JI Oriental Eyes (3).jpgjpg 20170703_142057 JI Oriental Eyes (3).jpg manage 1003 K 04 Aug 2017 - 01:22 HollyJohnson2017-04-01 Clump of Oriental Eyes. Photo taken by Holly Johnson at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, 7/03/2017
20170703_142204 JI Oriental Eyes (2).jpgjpg 20170703_142204 JI Oriental Eyes (2).jpg manage 867 K 04 Aug 2017 - 01:21 HollyJohnson2017-04-01 Single bud of Oriental Eyes. Photo taken by Holly Johnson at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, 7/03/2017
OE-bl2_copy.jpgjpg OE-bl2_copy.jpg manage 212 K 05 Feb 2013 - 00:52 Main.eclayne 2012-06-23; z6 MA USA
OrientalEyes0216.jpgjpg OrientalEyes0216.jpg manage 783 K 18 Jun 2016 - 19:35 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Betsy Higgins
Orientaleyes3.JPGJPG Orientaleyes3.JPG manage 73 K 19 Jun 2013 - 21:47 UnknownUser Photo by Ensata Gardens
oriental_eyes.jpgjpg oriental_eyes.jpg manage 40 K 15 Jun 2010 - 04:17 Main.wilsonjh photo by Carol Warner
orientaleyes01.JPGJPG orientaleyes01.JPG manage 88 K 31 Aug 2015 - 21:59 UnknownUser Photo by Harbour Breezes Daylilies & Japanese Iris-Head of Jeddore-Nova Scotia-Canada
orientaleyes02.jpgjpg orientaleyes02.jpg manage 143 K 17 Feb 2016 - 15:54 UnknownUser Photo by Tranquil Lake Nursery
orientaleyes03.jpgjpg orientaleyes03.jpg manage 155 K 17 Feb 2016 - 15:55 UnknownUser Photo by Tranquil Lake Nursery
orientaleyes09.JPGJPG orientaleyes09.JPG manage 321 K 21 Dec 2023 - 13:00 UnknownUser Photo by T. White
orientaleyes1.jpgjpg orientaleyes1.jpg manage 248 K 10 Jul 2017 - 03:30 UnknownUser Photo by Holly Johnson-Taken at MN Landscape Arboretum
orientaleyes2.jpgjpg orientaleyes2.jpg manage 234 K 10 Jul 2017 - 03:31 UnknownUser Photo by Holly Johnson-Taken at MN Landscape Arboretum
orientaleyes3.jpgjpg orientaleyes3.jpg manage 222 K 10 Jul 2017 - 03:32 UnknownUser Photo by Holly Johnson-Taken at MN Landscape Arboretum
orientaleyes4.jpgjpg orientaleyes4.jpg manage 37 K 12 Aug 2013 - 02:24 UnknownUser Photo by Hildenbrandt's Iris Garden
orientaleyes5.jpgjpg orientaleyes5.jpg manage 213 K 10 Jul 2017 - 03:34 UnknownUser Photo by Holly Johnson-Taken at MN Landscape Arboretum
orientaleyes6.JPGJPG orientaleyes6.JPG manage 933 K 11 Dec 2017 - 13:50 UnknownUser Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens
orientaleyes7.JPGJPG orientaleyes7.JPG manage 1 MB 14 Dec 2017 - 16:40 UnknownUser Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens
orientaleyes8.jpgjpg orientaleyes8.jpg manage 254 K 28 Jun 2020 - 01:46 UnknownUser Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens
orientaleyes9.JPGJPG orientaleyes9.JPG manage 226 K 15 Jun 2022 - 15:27 UnknownUser Photo by Michaela Lango
Topic revision: r28 - 21 Dec 2023, TLaurin
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