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■(TB) 'Caterina'

1909, Foster

'Caterina' (Sir Michael Foster, 1909) TB-M-B1M. Strong pleasant fragrance. Award of Merit, Royal Horticultural Society, 1907. I. cypriana x I. pallida

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From Wing Seed catalog, 1919: CATERINA. (Foster.) (Cypriana X Pall.) A handsome new hybrid with massive flowers of heavy texture on stout branching stems, four and one-half feet high. Splendid clear color, brilliant lavender with pinkish reflections, like a piece of changeable silk, base of fall broadly veined greenish-bronze. $1.00.
From H. P. Simpson catalog, 1922: CATERINA (Foster, 11K)1). Lavender-blue and lilac; almost the same coloring as P. Dalmatica except with a little pink showing. A beautiful flower and a graceful stem. Taller and larger than P. Dalmatica. Said to be a poor grower in very cold localities, but with me it is one of my best growers and with not a fault to find with it. 40-45-inch. Price (according to size) 30¢ and 40¢.
Peckham, E. (Ed.). (1940). Alphabetical iris check list: 1939. The American Iris Society.
From the AIS 1939 Check List and Cornell Bulletin 112: Color effect a light lavender-violet self, veined on the outer haft. S. light lavender, veined olive on the outer haft. F. lavender-violet, widely veined olive on white outer haft. The beard is very coarse tho sparse, white, and yellow tipped. The bloom is large, delicately colored, and most fragrant. The variety is exceptional for its tall, many-flowered spikes and persistent winter foliage. A slightly sheltered position and well-drained soil are essential to its good health. Rating 89.


  • Catrina (Thimlar 1932)

Nursery Listings:

  • Per. 1909
  • Wal. 1910
  • Farr 1912
  • Francis 1920
  • Sheets 1928
  • Thimlar 1932
  • Forbes 1938
  • Kat. 1939
  • Wild 1939

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-- LaurieFrazer - 2010-01-21
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Caterina.JPGJPG Caterina.JPG manage 41 K 31 Jan 2011 - 17:52 IrisP  
Caterina01.JPGJPG Caterina01.JPG manage 50 K 10 Dec 2014 - 20:27 TerryLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Caterina02.JPGJPG Caterina02.JPG manage 92 K 13 Aug 2021 - 12:21 TerryLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Caterina12BHI.jpgjpg Caterina12BHI.jpg manage 53 K 15 Apr 2012 - 15:16 BetsyHiggins Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
CaterinaRT.jpgjpg CaterinaRT.jpg manage 26 K 22 Jan 2012 - 15:33 BetsyHiggins Photo by Rick Tasco
Caterina_2.jpgjpg Caterina_2.jpg manage 13 K 12 Nov 2010 - 23:18 BobPries Courtesy of Mike Lowe from original HIPS website
caterina1.jpgjpg caterina1.jpg manage 197 K 06 Jun 2018 - 21:14 TerryLaurin Photo by Sandy Gessner Eggertson-Merlebleu Iris Garden-Manitoba,Canada
caterina2.jpgjpg caterina2.jpg manage 145 K 11 Jun 2019 - 22:06 TerryLaurin Photo by Sandy Gessner Eggertson-Merlebleu Iris Garden-Manitoba,Canada
caterina5.jpgjpg caterina5.jpg manage 71 K 21 Jan 2010 - 19:29 Main.htb ©2006 Laurie Frazer
Topic revision: r23 - 13 Aug 2021, TerryLaurin
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