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■(TB) 'Corinthe'

1934, Cayeux

'Corinthe' (Ferdinand Cayeux, R. 1938) 38" Midseason. Color Code B9D. Cay. 1934; Standards violet; Falls violet-purple, broad and spreading; lavender beard tipped violet. 'Chimene' x 'Dominion'. Certificate of Merit, Sociéte Nationale d'Horticulture de France 1931. Cayeux et LeClerc 1934.

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Bulletin de la Société Nationale d'Horticulture de France, 1934, 6e série, Tome I, p. 220.
(1938) CORINTHE. Each $10.00. A new French introduction from Cayeux that was awarded a special Certificate of Merit in Paris in 1934. The flowers are of immense size and beautiful coloring, with broad arching standards of rich silky bishops violet. The falls are broad and spreading, of richest velvety bishop's violet. A strong grower, reaching four feet in height. Very few rhizomes. [Cooley's Gardens catalog for 1938]
1949 Checklist, p.79 - Adds new parentage data.
(1945) CORINTHE (Cayeux, 1934) A huge purple self, bishop's violet by Ridgway, with an almost white beard, blooming at the very last of the season. Each 50c; 3 for $1.25. [Cooley's Gardens catalog for 1945]
(1948) Because Corinthe is one of my personal favorites, I do wish it were better known. This French iris is a great, flaring flower of bishop's purple. Technically a bitone, the velvety falls are an almost imperceptible shade darker with an edging, subtly blended, of the violet of the standards. So late that it blooms with 'Angelus', to my great delight, as I have a perfect passion for pink and purple combinations. [A Critical Evaluation of Older Iris, A.I.S. Bulletin 110:56/July 1948]


Quick Summary of Cultural Directions

Hardiness Zones 4-8 for most varieties, Some 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 good garden soil, Tolerant of dry conditions in established plants, Intolerant of swampy conditions.
PH Prefers Neutral to basic solis 6.1 to 8.5, quite toleranr of more extreme conditions
Fertilizer Prefers rich conditions on relatively inorganic soils.

BobPries - 21 Apr 2019

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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Corinthe 2 resized.JPGJPG Corinthe 2 resized.JPG manage 193 K 04 Jan 2021 - 17:00 SusanAFlow Corinthe
CorintheBHI.JPGJPG CorintheBHI.JPG manage 114 K 17 Nov 2011 - 19:56 BetsyHiggins Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
CorintheBHI1.JPGJPG CorintheBHI1.JPG manage 84 K 14 Aug 2021 - 01:34 TerryLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
CorintheRT.jpgjpg CorintheRT.jpg manage 29 K 22 Jan 2012 - 15:59 BetsyHiggins Photo by Rick Tasco
corinthe01.JPGJPG corinthe01.JPG manage 793 K 07 May 2018 - 22:57 TerryLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
corinthe02.JPGJPG corinthe02.JPG manage 654 K 07 May 2018 - 22:58 TerryLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
corinthe03.JPGJPG corinthe03.JPG manage 170 K 24 Dec 2021 - 02:54 TerryLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
Topic revision: r29 - 18 Nov 2022, AlainFranco
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