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(LA) 'Caroline Dormon'

1943, Dormon

'Caroline Dormon' (Ruth Dormon, R. 1943) LA. Nataural hybrid in garden of natives. Recorded as Vinie in 49 Checklist; Class renamed Louisiana Iris.

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Iris Caroline Dormon 1953cat Milliken Gardens ArcadiaCA copy 2.jpeg


From Sidney Conger Louisiana Iris catalog, 1951: CAROLINE DORMON (R. Dormon). An iris certainly worthy of its name. If the unusual is what one likes, here it is. Starting with a heart of pale gold, the colors blend to a deep rose-red at the tip of the sepals and petals. The sepals recurve slightly upward at the tip forming a point. A 6" flower borne on a 36" stem. Has a deeper color in the sun. $3.50.
From Walter Marx Gardens catalog 1955: CAROLINE DORMAN. Each 2.00. A hybrid of much charm and entrancing color. Flaring flowers of light yellow bordered dusky pink. One of the loveliest we have seen. 3 feet.
Fairmount Gardens Catalog, 1949, p.23:

Apogan Irises
Louisiana Iris and Washington Hybrids

CAROLINE DORMAN (E. Dorman 1943) An uncontrolled hybrid from seeds grown by Mrs. Ruth Dorman. The heart of both sepals and petals is pale yellow, shading out to soft Rose red at the edges and tips. A delightful iris that is arresting in its beauty. 38 in. $5.00 -- WikiGuest - 02 Jun 2022
Bulletin of the American Iris Society, October 1943, p.11:

"Some Rare Native Iris" by Minnie Colquitt
CAROLINE DORMAN, a hybrid occurring in the garden of Mrs. Ruth Dorman. A fine new shade in native iris, with excellent size and form. "Bishop's violet", both sepals and petals flushed fujiyama toward the base. -- WikiGuest - 02 Jun 2022

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