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■(TB) 'Kalinga'

1934, Kleinsorge

'Kalinga' (Rudolph Kleinsorge, R. 1934). TB, 48"(122 cm). Late midseason bloom. Color Class W4L. Cream self. 'Purissima' x 'Dolly Madison'. Cooley 1934. Honorable Mention 1936.

Sibling to Kleinsorge's cream seedling #157, the pod parent to 'Treasure Island'.

See below:


From Carl Salbach catalog 1937: KALINGA (Kleinsorge). A giant cream that adds a real accent to any garden. Carries as many as 12 to 15 flowers to a stem. A giant iris, 48 inches tall. H. M., A. I. S., 1936. $3.50; 3 for $9.00.
KALINGA (Kleinsorge 1934) M. 44". A very large cream colored self with beautiful gold beard. The huge flowers flare widely and the stalks are as perfectly branched as any we have seen. Many flowers blooming at the same time on the tall stalks made this an object of great admiration in our garden last year. Highly recommended. $3.50. 1937 Quality Gardens catalog.


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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KalingaKHIPS.gifgif KalingaKHIPS.gif manage 33 K 19 Feb 2012 - 19:55 Main.Betsy881 Photo Courtesy of HIPS
kalinga9.JPGJPG kalinga9.JPG manage 255 K 20 Feb 2021 - 21:36 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1936 Cooley's Iris Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
Topic revision: r12 - 16 Jul 2022, EdenSprings
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