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■(LA) 'Catahoula Blue'

2022, Fett

'Catahoula Blue' (Patrick Fett, R. 2022) LA, 30" (76 cm), Midseason to late bloom. Standards medium cornflower blue; style arms darker blue, white thin line in middle, white edging; falls medium cornflower blue, light yellow thumbprint signal, faint darker line extending from signal. Collected from the banks of Catahoula Lake in the 1950’s, La Salle Parish, Louisiana, I. hexagona.

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-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07
  • This wild collected species was most abundant on the western side of Catahoula Lake in N. Central Louisiana up until 1958 when a major diversion Canal was constructed to control flooding. This changed the entire ecosystem and this iris along with I. brevicaulis went extinct in the wild. I received my rhizomes in 1981 directly from a collector that dug it from the western side of the lake in 1952. Multiple collectors with pass-a-long specimens have come forward once pictures and the story was published in the SLI Fleur de Lis bulletin spring 2023. Donations to the heritage collections are available to preserve this rare species Iris. -- Patrick Fett .WikiGuest - 12 May 2023
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Topic revision: r10 - 03 Aug 2023, PatrickKFett
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