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■ (SPEC) Iris spuria subspecies carthaliniae Mathew

1909, Fomin

'Carthalinae' (Alexander Wasiljewitsch Fomin, 1909, Miczet-Gori District near Tiflis, Russia). Spur; 36-40" (90-100 cm), Color Class-B1; Blue; sky blue flowers with darker veins; a white form is also known; Fomin originally described this as a separate species but has been reduced by Mathew to a subpecies of Iris spuria ,

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Iris carthaliniae Fomin, Vestn. Tiflissk. Bot. Sada 14: 44 (1909).
Iris spuria subsp. carthaliniae (Fomin) B.Mathew, Iris: 117 (1981).


[Considered as Iris spuria L. subspecies carthaliniae Fomin in Mathew's, The Iris].

Chromosome counts

2n=44. Correvon 1930;



Distribution and Cultivation

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-- Main.RPries - 2010-09-02
  • i. sp. carthaliniae from SIGNA seed flower opened 5/31/2021 in Bedford, MA. Color is mid-blue, darker than 'Georgian Delicacy'. Plant has been in place over 10 years but only blooms well when watered and fed the previous summer. It is in morning shade and afternoon full sun. -- WikiGuest - 31 May 2021
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I_carthaliniae_Ken_Walker.jpgjpg I_carthaliniae_Ken_Walker.jpg manage 20 K 02 Sep 2010 - 16:17 UnknownUser Ken Walker photo
arthalineaalba01.JPGJPG arthalineaalba01.JPG manage 176 K 02 Apr 2018 - 18:41 UnknownUser Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens
carthalinae1.jpgjpg carthalinae1.jpg manage 136 K 24 Jun 2018 - 01:15 UnknownUser Photo by Barbara-Jean Jackson-Manitoba,Canada
carthalinae5.JPGJPG carthalinae5.JPG manage 343 K 12 Jul 2023 - 23:08 UnknownUser Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
carthalinae50.JPGJPG carthalinae50.JPG manage 182 K 12 Jul 2023 - 23:08 UnknownUser Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
carthalineae_Hensler.jpgjpg carthalineae_Hensler.jpg manage 40 K 02 Sep 2010 - 19:00 UnknownUser Christy Hensler photo
carthaliniae01.JPGJPG carthaliniae01.JPG manage 190 K 02 Apr 2018 - 18:37 UnknownUser Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens
carthaliniae_2redcd_edited-2.jpgjpg carthaliniae_2redcd_edited-2.jpg manage 73 K 02 Sep 2010 - 19:50 UnknownUser  
carthaliniae_red_edited-1.jpgjpg carthaliniae_red_edited-1.jpg manage 53 K 02 Sep 2010 - 19:47 UnknownUser  
iriscarthalinae4.jpgjpg iriscarthalinae4.jpg manage 36 K 10 May 2013 - 14:36 UnknownUser photo by Comanche Acres Iris Gardens
Topic revision: r13 - 14 Jul 2023, Harloiris
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