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■(JI) 'Ocean Mist'

1953, Marx

'Ocean Mist' (Walter Marx, R. 1952) JI (double), 36" (91 cm), Midseason bloom. Light and medium blue, white center. 'Catherine Parry' X 'Hisakata'. Marx 1953.

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From Marx Gardens catalog, 1955: OCEAN MIST (Marx 1953) Each $4.00. A most refreshing blue iris that we like better each year. Soft sky blue except for the margins which are shaded deeper hues of violet blue. Prominent white centers and spreading white styles tipped blue add charm and interest to this queenly flower. Good blue Japanese Iris are uncommon and we feel that Ocean Mist will prove to be a notable addition to the best collections for years to come. Large double 8 inch flowers on 3 foot stems. Midseason.
From Tempo Two AU catalog, 1974: OCEAN MIST (Marx USA) Double Mid-Season. Heavy blooming light blue lavender self with a white area around mustard signals. Style arms are white. 6"-7" blooms. Tall 36". $1.50.


Quick Summary of Cultural Directions

Hardiness Zones 4-8 for most varieties, Some Japanese 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 but moist good garden soil, More tolerant of dry conditions in established plants, Needs swampy conditions especially in Spring bloom season.
PH Prefers Acid solis 6.1 to 7.0, intolerant of limy soils
Fertilizer Prefers rich conditions on organic soils.

-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07

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-- LaurieFrazer - 2010-04-29
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
oceanmist01.JPGJPG oceanmist01.JPG manage 61 K 31 Aug 2015 - 21:55 UnknownUser Photo by Harbour Breezes Daylilies & Japanese Iris-Head of Jeddore-Nova Scotia-Canada
oceanmist02.jpgjpg oceanmist02.jpg manage 149 K 17 Feb 2016 - 15:45 UnknownUser Photo by Tranquil Lake Nursery
oceanmist03.JPGJPG oceanmist03.JPG manage 947 K 11 Dec 2017 - 13:39 UnknownUser Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens
oceanmist030.JPGJPG oceanmist030.JPG manage 155 K 25 Dec 2023 - 14:46 UnknownUser Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens
oceanmist031.JPGJPG oceanmist031.JPG manage 270 K 25 Dec 2023 - 14:48 UnknownUser Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens
oceanmist1.JPGJPG oceanmist1.JPG manage 56 K 19 Jul 2020 - 03:04 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the 2003 Iris City Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
oceanmist5.JPGJPG oceanmist5.JPG manage 28 K 30 Sep 2023 - 02:48 UnknownUser Photo by John Jearrard -Jearrard's Herbal-United Kingdom
oceanmist7.JPGJPG oceanmist7.JPG manage 139 K 13 Jun 2024 - 13:47 TerryLaurin Photo by Jeff Bennett-Dry Creek Garden
oceanmist70.JPGJPG oceanmist70.JPG manage 146 K 13 Jun 2024 - 13:47 TerryLaurin Photo by Jeff Bennett-Dry Creek Garden
oceanmist71.JPGJPG oceanmist71.JPG manage 128 K 13 Jun 2024 - 13:47 TerryLaurin Photo by Jeff Bennett-Dry Creek Garden
oceanmist8.JPGJPG oceanmist8.JPG manage 153 K 13 Jun 2024 - 13:50 TerryLaurin Photo by Jean Claude Jacob-Saint-Pol de Leon-France
oceantmist020.jpgjpg oceantmist020.jpg manage 19 K 14 Apr 2022 - 12:44 UnknownUser Photo by Tranquil Lake Nursery
Topic revision: r23 - 13 Jun 2024, TerryLaurin
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