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■(SIB) 'Bluebird Kisses'

2014, Schafer/Sacks

'Bluebird Kisses' ( Marty Schafer and Jan Sacks, R. 2014) Seedling S06-28-10. SIB, 28" (71 cm), Midseason bloom. Standards blue-violet (RHS 94A); style arms light blue (97A/B), midrib more aqua; falls blue (95C), signal white with blue veining. Seedling S01-18-13: ('Barefoot Boy' x seedling S97-68A-12: (seedling S93-66-1A: (seedling S90-21-1: ('Jaybird' x Sailor’s Fancy) x 'Riverdance') x seedling S92-56-13: (seedling S89-5-2: ('Forrest McCord' x 'Isabelle') x 'Careless Sally'))) X Barefoot Boy'. Joe Pye Weed 2014. Honorable Mention 2017; Award of Merit 2019.

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From Joe Pye Weed catalog, 2014: BLUEBIRD KISSES - SIBERIAN. Schafer/Sacks (Seedling No. S06-28-10), 28", M. When we saw a pair of Bluebirds in a tender moment last spring, we immediately thought of the name for this iris. Simple in color - medium blue, yet complex in form. Full, round and ruffled falls are decorated with neat blue twirlson the tips of semi upright styles. Sweet white signal. A tremendous amount of bloom on a clump with flowers justabove the foliage. Two branches and four buds per stalk. Good vigor. (Barefoot Boy x (((Jaybird X Sailor's Fancy) x Riverdance) x ((Forrest McCord x Isabelle) x Careless Sally))) X Barefoot Boy. $35.00


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.

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-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07
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BluebirdKisses01.jpgjpg BluebirdKisses01.jpg manage 75 K 29 Apr 2014 - 01:57 Main.TLaurin Photo by Joe Pye Weed's Garden
BluebirdKisses02.jpgjpg BluebirdKisses02.jpg manage 121 K 29 Apr 2014 - 02:00 Main.TLaurin Photo by Joe Pye Weed's Garden
bluebirdkisses01.JPGJPG bluebirdkisses01.JPG manage 295 K 24 Mar 2017 - 22:49 Main.TLaurin Photo by Kate Brewitt-2015 Siberian/Species Convention
bluebirdkisses02.JPGJPG bluebirdkisses02.JPG manage 313 K 25 Mar 2017 - 02:25 Main.TLaurin Photo by Kate Brewitt-2015 Siberian/Species Convention
bluebirdkisses03.JPGJPG bluebirdkisses03.JPG manage 316 K 25 Mar 2017 - 02:28 Main.TLaurin Photo by Kate Brewitt-2015 Siberian/Species Convention
bluebirdkisses03.jpgjpg bluebirdkisses03.jpg manage 104 K 29 Jul 2015 - 14:40 Main.TLaurin Photo by Carl Boro taken at 2015 AIS Convention
bluebirdkisses1.JPGJPG bluebirdkisses1.JPG manage 1014 K 15 Dec 2017 - 19:37 Main.TLaurin Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens
bluebirdkisses2.JPGJPG bluebirdkisses2.JPG manage 1 MB 15 Dec 2017 - 19:39 Main.TLaurin Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens
bluebirdkisses3.jpgjpg bluebirdkisses3.jpg manage 73 K 18 Mar 2018 - 02:11 Main.TLaurin Photo by Aitken's Salmon Creek Garden
bluebirdkisses5.jpgjpg bluebirdkisses5.jpg manage 106 K 08 Jun 2023 - 02:40 Main.TLaurin Photo by Jeanette Graham taken at Miller's Manor Gardens
sib-bluebird-kisses1-16.jpgjpg sib-bluebird-kisses1-16.jpg manage 174 K 05 Sep 2016 - 03:16 Main.mikeu Photo taken at Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm by Mike Unser
sib-bluebird-kisses2-16.jpgjpg sib-bluebird-kisses2-16.jpg manage 194 K 05 Sep 2016 - 03:16 Main.mikeu Photo taken at Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm by Mike Unser
Topic revision: r16 - 08 Jun 2023, TLaurin
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