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■(TB) 'Sierra Blue'

1932, Essig

'Sierra Blue' (Edward Essig, 1930) TB, Midseason bloom. Color Class-B1M. 'Souv. De Mme Gaudichau' X 'Santa Barbara'. Millikin 1932. Honorable Mention 1933; American Dykes Medal 1935.

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From Milliken Gardens catalog, 1932: SIERRA BLUE (Essig, 1932). An exceptionally smooth, refined flower of very clear soft blue tone and good substance. The neat, flaring falls and trim standards have an immediate appeal to all who admire well-bred and really beautiful self-colored flowers. The stems are slender, well-branched and carry the flowers gracefully three or four feet above the ground. Both in the originator's gardens at Berkeley, and in the trial and show gardens of the introducer at Pasadena, this variety has received unstinted praise. $5.00
Sierra Blue: (Essig). While a wonderful blue, stalks not strong enough. [Belsley, Ray J. (1939). Varietal Comments, American Iris Society Bulletin 74(July 1939), 19.]
In medium blues, I would certainly want SIERRA BLUE (9). Its one fault is that it grows so tall it needs staking unless it is very well protected from wind, but even so I would still want it. I hesitated between it and MISSOURI, but finally decided that this last not grown and bloomed quite so well for me. [Wills, Jesse, (1943). Older Iris I would Buy Again, American Iris Society Bulletin, 89(April 1943), 13.]

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SierraBlue01.JPGJPG SierraBlue01.JPG manage 50 K 05 Dec 2014 - 20:23 Main.TLaurin Photo by Bee Warburton
SierraBlue04.JPGJPG SierraBlue04.JPG manage 118 K 09 Dec 2016 - 03:53 Main.TLaurin Photo by Judy Schneider-The Shady Spot
SierraBlueBHI.JPGJPG SierraBlueBHI.JPG manage 141 K 22 Nov 2011 - 23:48 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
SierraBlueRT.jpgjpg SierraBlueRT.jpg manage 29 K 22 Jan 2012 - 20:30 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Rick Tasco
Sierra_Blue_Mike_Lowe.jpgjpg Sierra_Blue_Mike_Lowe.jpg manage 20 K 25 Aug 2010 - 12:56 UnknownUser Curtesy of Mike Lowe from original HIPS website
Sierra_Blue_TB_Essig_1932.jpgjpg Sierra_Blue_TB_Essig_1932.jpg manage 69 K 21 Sep 2014 - 21:33 Main.georgebacon Breezeway Iris Garden
Sierra_Blue_fl.jpgjpg Sierra_Blue_fl.jpg manage 69 K 20 Feb 2011 - 10:16 IrisP  
sierrablue01.jpgjpg sierrablue01.jpg manage 147 K 04 Apr 2017 - 13:29 Main.TLaurin Photo by Howard Dash
sierrablue02.jpgjpg sierrablue02.jpg manage 73 K 15 May 2014 - 19:58 Main.TLaurin Photo by Damon Gardens
sierrablue04.jpgjpg sierrablue04.jpg manage 61 K 22 Jul 2014 - 19:14 Main.TLaurin Photo by Damon Gardens
sierrablue2.jpgjpg sierrablue2.jpg manage 135 K 15 Apr 2016 - 20:49 Main.TLaurin Photo by Howard Dash
sierrablue3.JPGJPG sierrablue3.JPG manage 376 K 25 Jul 2018 - 20:46 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
sierrablue4.JPGJPG sierrablue4.JPG manage 837 K 25 Jul 2018 - 20:47 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
sierrablue6.JPGJPG sierrablue6.JPG manage 326 K 20 Feb 2019 - 15:51 Main.TLaurin Photo by Don McQueen-taken at Royal Botanical Garden-Hamilton-Ontario-Canada
sierrablueIC.jpgjpg sierrablueIC.jpg manage 17 K 13 Dec 2011 - 00:55 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Iris City Gardens
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