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■(TB) 'Silver Skates'

2004, Roberts

'Silver Skates' (Ed Roberts, R. 1998). Seedling# 961. TB, 36" (91 cm), Midseason bloom. Standards pale silvery blue; style arms silver; falls white, touch of blue below white beard, aging white; sweet fragrance. 'Sky Search' X 'Honky Tonk Blues'. Superstition 2004. Honorable Mention 2006.

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From AIS Bulletin #333 April 2004 Introducing SILVER SKATES (Ed Roberts 2004) TB, 36", M. Seedling # 961. Pale silvery blue standards; white falls with a touch of blue that ages to white; white beard, golden yellow deep in throat. A light reverse bicolor with medium purple base foliage and a sweet fragrance. Vigorous grower bred in Kentucky, this is the third iris we are introducing for Ed. 2 branches and a spur with 7-to-9 buds. Sky Search X Honky Tonk Blues. $45.0D-or-3/$90.00. Superstition Iris Gardens.

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Topic attachments
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Silver_SkatesCT.jpgjpg Silver_SkatesCT.jpg manage 23 K 03 Nov 2011 - 13:42 Main.Betsy881 Photo by C & T Iris Patch
Silver_Skates_.jpgjpg Silver_Skates_.jpg manage 227 K 18 Jul 2011 - 13:40 Main.andinsky  
rsz_silver_skates.jpgjpg rsz_silver_skates.jpg manage 228 K 30 Mar 2016 - 03:52 Main.Harloiris Photo by John Black, growing in Montana, zone 4
silverskates01.jpgjpg silverskates01.jpg manage 25 K 03 Sep 2015 - 02:16 Main.TLaurin Photo by Wild Iris Rows
silverskates02.jpgjpg silverskates02.jpg manage 118 K 20 Mar 2017 - 15:40 Main.TLaurin Photo by Judy Tapio-Jubilee Gardens
silverskates2.jpgjpg silverskates2.jpg manage 26 K 22 Feb 2013 - 02:37 Main.TLaurin Stout Gardens at Dancingtree
silverskates4.jpgjpg silverskates4.jpg manage 62 K 13 May 2013 - 21:53 Main.TLaurin Photo by Superstition Iris Gardens
Topic revision: r12 - 12 Feb 2019, Betsy881
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