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■(TB) 'Jane Phillips'

1950, Graves

'Jane Phillips' (Robert J. Graves, R. 1946). TB, 34-38". Midseason bloom. Color Class B1M. Medium blue self. 'Helen McGregor' x ('Pale Moonlight' x 'Great Lakes'). Graves 1950. High Commendation 1947; Honorable Mention 1950; Award of Merit 1952; First Class Certificate, RHS 1953.

Note: Jane Phillips is a daughter of Dr. Graves.

Citations: A.I.S. Bulletin 133:30(Apr 1954)

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From Iris Test Garden catalog, 1955: JANE PHILLIPS. (Graves, 1950). M. This beautiful blue is a child of the famous Iris, Helen McGregor, that won the Dykes Medal in 1949. Deeper in color, but with similar form and substance, it possesses great color appeal. A very clear blue self with well domed standards, arched and smoothly finished, the semi-flaring falls are lightly fluted at the edges. Firm textured and of exquisite color, it possesses that mark of distinction that is a characteristic of so many iris bred by Dr. Graves. This iris has been tested in many parts of this country as well as in England and is in high favor wherever grown. H.C., A.I.S., 1947. H.M., A.I.S., 1950. A M. 1952. 38 in. $2.25.
From Walter Marx Gardens catalog 1964: JANE PHILLIPS (Graves 1950) Each .75; 3 for 2.00. Most experts agree that this is one of the nearest approaches to true blue. A descendant of the famed HELEN McGREGOR, it is a slightly deeper light blue and equals the parent in form, size and poise. Early midseason. 34 inches. HM 1950, AM 1952. Picture page 4.


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.

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JanePhillips.jpgjpg JanePhillips.jpg manage 302 K 07 Jan 2014 - 02:37 Main.davepote Cooley's Iris catalog 1961
JanePhillips1.jpgjpg JanePhillips1.jpg manage 2 MB 13 May 2020 - 09:43 SanjaKovacic Iris 'Jane Phillips'
JanePhillips2.jpgjpg JanePhillips2.jpg manage 2 MB 13 May 2020 - 09:44 SanjaKovacic Iris 'Jane Phillips'
JanePhillips3.jpgjpg JanePhillips3.jpg manage 2 MB 13 May 2020 - 09:44 SanjaKovacic Iris 'Jane Phillips'
JanePhillips_beardveins.jpgjpg JanePhillips_beardveins.jpg manage 246 K 13 May 2020 - 19:12 SanjaKovacic Iris 'Jane Phillips', white beard & pronounced veins at falls
JanePhillips_buds.jpgjpg JanePhillips_buds.jpg manage 205 K 13 May 2020 - 19:13 SanjaKovacic Iris 'Jane Phillips', buds opening
JanePhillips_true-blue.jpgjpg JanePhillips_true-blue.jpg manage 247 K 13 May 2020 - 20:47 SanjaKovacic Iris 'Jane Phillips', true-blue
JanePhillips_young flowers.jpgjpg JanePhillips_young flowers.jpg manage 215 K 13 May 2020 - 19:21 SanjaKovacic Iris 'Jane Phillips', young flower with pronounced white beard & fall veination, two buds
jane_phillips_fl.jpgjpg jane_phillips_fl.jpg manage 52 K 13 Aug 2012 - 15:34 IrisP  
janephilips01.jpgjpg janephilips01.jpg manage 65 K 29 Feb 2016 - 14:37 Main.TLaurin Photo by Kelways-United Kingdom
janephilips02.JPGJPG janephilips02.JPG manage 496 K 23 May 2018 - 02:39 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
janephilips03.JPGJPG janephilips03.JPG manage 629 K 23 May 2018 - 02:40 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
janephilips04.JPGJPG janephilips04.JPG manage 517 K 23 May 2018 - 02:42 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
janephilips05.JPGJPG janephilips05.JPG manage 670 K 23 May 2018 - 02:44 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
janephillips-jb.jpgjpg janephillips-jb.jpg manage 22 K 19 Feb 2013 - 19:30 Main.Harloiris photo by Mike Unser
janephillips09.JPGJPG janephillips09.JPG manage 67 K 20 Aug 2021 - 18:25 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
janephillips5.jpgjpg janephillips5.jpg manage 35 K 23 Jan 2014 - 23:24 Main.TLaurin Photo by Iris of Sissinghurst-United Kingdom
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janephillipsSG.jpgjpg janephillipsSG.jpg manage 17 K 24 Jun 2012 - 21:59 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Seagate Irises-United Kingdom
janephillipsSG1.jpegjpeg janephillipsSG1.jpeg manage 195 K 27 Apr 2021 - 22:18 Main.TLaurin Photo by Seagate Nurseries-United Kingdom
Topic revision: r31 - 06 Dec 2022, Harloiris
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