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■(IB) 'Blue Asterisk'

1955, Greenlee

'Blue Asterisk' (Wilma Greenlee, R. 1955). IB, Early bloom. Bitone, standards and falls light flax blue, deeper blue spot in Falls. (Cook seedling #10942 x pumila ) X Cloud Castle'. Greenlee 1955. Honorable Mention 1958; Sass Award 1962.

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Awaiting original catalog description


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.

-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07

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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Blue_Asterisk.JPGJPG Blue_Asterisk.JPG manage 72 K 22 Jan 2011 - 09:33 IrisP  
blueasterisk01.JPGJPG blueasterisk01.JPG manage 61 K 30 Dec 2014 - 21:09 Main.TLaurin Photo by Kate Brewitt-Aurora Borealis Iris Garden, Aurora, ON Canada
blueasterisk02.JPGJPG blueasterisk02.JPG manage 84 K 09 Jun 2014 - 02:31 Main.TLaurin Photo by Don McQueen-taken at Royal Botanical Garden-Hamilton-Ontario-Canada
blueasterisk1.JPGJPG blueasterisk1.JPG manage 595 K 01 May 2018 - 02:37 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
blueasterisk2.JPGJPG blueasterisk2.JPG manage 593 K 01 May 2018 - 02:39 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
blueasterisk3.JPGJPG blueasterisk3.JPG manage 594 K 01 May 2018 - 02:41 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
blueasterisk4.JPGJPG blueasterisk4.JPG manage 582 K 01 May 2018 - 02:43 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
blueasterisk5.JPGJPG blueasterisk5.JPG manage 519 K 01 May 2018 - 02:45 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
blueastrisk9.JPGJPG blueastrisk9.JPG manage 162 K 27 Apr 2023 - 02:29 Main.TLaurin Photo by Verna Laurin-Willowdale-ON-Canada
Topic revision: r18 - 27 Apr 2023, Harloiris
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