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■(IB) 'Space Cadet'

1970, Moldovan

'Space Cadet' ( Steve Moldovan, R. 1969). Seedling #26-69. IB, 22" (56 cm). Early bloom. Color Class-V4W. Standards medium blue-orchid; falls white outer half of beard white, inner half cerise pink. Seedling #66-1E (sibling to 'Minute Waltz') X 'Dove Wings'. Moldovan 1970. Honorable Mention 1972.

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SPACE CADET (Moldovan '70) -A well-branched blue-orchid and white with a tangerine beard. A new color note in intermediates, it is one shown on a beautifully flared flower. Joe Gatty, “A Median Review,” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, Vol. 55, No. 214 (July 1974): 56-57.
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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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-- EleanorHutchison - 2010-02-12
  • Color more intense in cooler weather. -- BarbaraJackson - 23 Oct 2010
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
IBSpaceCadetEI.jpgjpg IBSpaceCadetEI.jpg manage 23 K 19 Dec 2012 - 14:45 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Exline Iris Garden
ib_space_cadet.JPGJPG ib_space_cadet.JPG manage 49 K 25 Oct 2010 - 18:31 Main.plantaddict487 BJ SW MB Canada, Zone 3USDA
iris_ib_space_cadet_10june08_hsf_10june08_mc.JPGJPG iris_ib_space_cadet_10june08_hsf_10june08_mc.JPG manage 66 K 23 Jan 2012 - 17:51 Main.plantaddict487 BJ SW MB Canada, Zone 3USDA
space-cadet1-10.jpgjpg space-cadet1-10.jpg manage 36 K 24 Apr 2010 - 22:45 Main.mikeu Space Cadet by Mike Unser
space01.jpgjpg space01.jpg manage 64 K 05 Jun 2015 - 11:56 Main.TLaurin Photo by Barbara-Jean Jackson-Manitoba
spacecadet.jpgjpg spacecadet.jpg manage 59 K 07 Apr 2010 - 19:09 Main.avmoran  
spacecadet1.jpgjpg spacecadet1.jpg manage 105 K 04 Jun 2016 - 19:06 Main.TLaurin Photo by Barbara-Jean Jackson,Manitoba-Canada
spacecadet2.jpgjpg spacecadet2.jpg manage 119 K 05 Jun 2018 - 03:00 Main.TLaurin Photo by Barbara-Jean Jackson-Manitoba,Canada
spacecadet3.jpgjpg spacecadet3.jpg manage 173 K 07 Jun 2019 - 22:43 Main.TLaurin Photo by Barbara-Jean Jackson-Manitoba,Canada
spacecadet30.JPGJPG spacecadet30.JPG manage 101 K 16 Jun 2022 - 18:39 Main.TLaurin Photo by Barbara-Jean Jackson-Manitoba,Canada
Topic revision: r24 - 18 Nov 2023, Harloiris
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