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■(SIB) 'At The Crossroads'

2009, Schafer/Sacks

'At The Crossroads' ( Marty Schafer and Jan Sacks, 2009). Seedling S00-44-3. SIB, 32" (81 cm), Midseason bloom. Standards smoky white (RHS 156D) veined soft violet, smoky yellow (162D) edge; style arms smoky white to yellow, hints of blue green at midrib; Falls pale smoky-purple washed, dappled and veined darker (79 B/D), purple strongest at signal which is gold heavily veined dark purple (79A); slight sweet fragrance. Seedlin S97-84A-13: (seedling S94-21-1: (seedling S90-31-3, pod parent of 'Just Cruising' x seedling S92-88-5, 'Sunny Spells sibling) x seedling S92-75-11, 'Off She Goes' sibling) X 'Lady’s Chain' sibling. Joe Pye Weed 2009.

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Hybridizer's Comment: At the crossroads of breeding pink and yellow appeared this misty and mysterious iris with a unique plum spot surrounding the small yellow signal. Large flowers, four buds, many strong stalks, erect foliage -- a dramatic garden statement. (( 'Star Cluster' x 'Ruffled Velvet') x ( 'Crème Chantilly' x (( 'Atoll' x [Sib.SibRuffledVelvet]['Ruffled Velvet']]) x 'Butter and Sugar'))) x (((( 'Star Cluster' x 'Ruffled Velvet') x 'Isabelle') x 'Careless Sally') x sibling to 'Off She Goes', 'Dawn Waltz' and 'Book Of Secrets') X sibling to 'Lady's Chain'. Joe Pye Weed 2009.


Quick Summary of Cultural Directions

Hardiness Zones 3-8 for most varieties, Some Siberian cultivars tolerate colder, others tolerate warmer zones (please comment in comment box with your location if this cultivar grows well in zone 3, 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, Prefers moist conditions especially in Spring bloom season.
PH Average garden solis 6.1 to 7.5,
Fertilizer Prefers rich conditions on organic soils.

-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07

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-- MarilynCampbell - 2010-02-11
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AtTheCrossroadsJPW.jpgjpg AtTheCrossroadsJPW.jpg manage 62 K 11 Feb 2010 - 17:05 Main.mshadow Joe Pye Weed's Garden
AtTheCrossroads_by_JanLauritzen_2.jpgjpg AtTheCrossroads_by_JanLauritzen_2.jpg manage 75 K 02 Sep 2011 - 00:27 Main.janlauritzen taken at Hatley Park, Victoria, BC. at AIS 2011 Convention
AtTheCrossroads_by_JanLauritzen_3.jpgjpg AtTheCrossroads_by_JanLauritzen_3.jpg manage 69 K 02 Sep 2011 - 00:28 Main.janlauritzen Taken in Finnerty Gardens, Victoria, BC, AIS 2011 Convention
BHP_6783-X2_at_the_crossroads.jpgjpg BHP_6783-X2_at_the_crossroads.jpg manage 145 K 12 Feb 2016 - 03:54 BrockHeilman Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.
atthe01.jpgjpg atthe01.jpg manage 76 K 02 May 2015 - 13:49 Main.TLaurin Photo by George Bacon-Breezeway Iris Garden
atthecrossroads5.JPGJPG atthecrossroads5.JPG manage 79 K 26 Dec 2013 - 17:48 Main.TLaurin Photo by K. Brewitt at AIS National Convention 2011
atthecrossroads6.JPGJPG atthecrossroads6.JPG manage 86 K 26 Dec 2013 - 17:51 Main.TLaurin Photo by K. Brewitt at AIS National Convention 2011
atthecrossroads7.JPGJPG atthecrossroads7.JPG manage 92 K 26 Dec 2013 - 17:54 Main.TLaurin Photo by K. Brewitt at AIS National Convention 2011
atthecrossroads9.JPGJPG atthecrossroads9.JPG manage 110 K 27 Dec 2023 - 14:56 Main.TLaurin Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens
atthecrossroads90.JPGJPG atthecrossroads90.JPG manage 155 K 27 Dec 2023 - 14:58 Main.TLaurin Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens
Topic revision: r17 - 30 Dec 2023, Harloiris
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