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■(SPU) 'Russian Blue'

1983, Niswonger

'Russian Blue' ( O. David Niswonger, R. 1982) Seedling #Sp 13-78. SPU, 48" (122 cm). Early bloom. Blue with yellow signal and veining extending out from signal. I. klattii X 'Blue Lassie'. Cape Iris 1983. Honorable Mention 1985.

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From AIS Bulletin #249 April 1983 Introducing RUSSIAN BLUE-and RUSSIAN WHITE-Sdlg. Sp 13·78 and Sp12·78. Spurias I. klattii X Blue Lassie and vice versa. Introduced together for the Spuria enthusiast. Early, 48", 5·6 buds, make seeds reluctantly and they germinate. Foliage is twice as large as the regular spuria hybrid, and they grow taller than most. Both for $15.00 or $10.00 each. Cape Iris Gardens.
 

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IMG_9262-X2_russian_blue.jpgjpg IMG_9262-X2_russian_blue.jpg manage 171 K 21 Feb 2016 - 02:58 BrockHeilman Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.
RussianBlue.jpgjpg RussianBlue.jpg manage 1 MB 13 Jun 2012 - 22:22 Main.akita  
RussianBlue5.JPGJPG RussianBlue5.JPG manage 16 K 27 Sep 2013 - 00:05 Main.TLaurin Photo by Wildwood Gardens
RussianBlue_by_JanLauritzen.jpgjpg RussianBlue_by_JanLauritzen.jpg manage 72 K 06 Sep 2010 - 07:04 Main.janlauritzen Taken at the SFVIS show in Southern California
SPU-Russian-Blue.jpgjpg SPU-Russian-Blue.jpg manage 58 K 13 Oct 2010 - 21:05 EleanorHutchison Photo by El Hutchison, near Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Z3
russianblue01.jpgjpg russianblue01.jpg manage 286 K 21 Jun 2017 - 01:46 Main.TLaurin Photo by Sandy Gessner Eggertson-Merlebleu Iris Garden-Manitoba,Canada
russianblue2.jpgjpg russianblue2.jpg manage 92 K 22 Jun 2017 - 03:14 Main.TLaurin Photo by Sandy Gessner Eggertson-Merlebleu Iris Garden-Manitoba,Canada
russianblue3.jpgjpg russianblue3.jpg manage 47 K 10 May 2013 - 00:50 Main.TLaurin photo by Comanche Acres Iris Gardens
Topic revision: r18 - 16 Sep 2018, Betsy881
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