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■(SIB) 'Sail-Plane'

1983, Ennenga

'Sail-Plane' ( James Ennenga, R. 1981) Seedling E-71-1. SIB, 30" (76 cm), Early bloom. Standards methyl violet; Falls methyl violet with brownish hafts, greenish yellow midrib, small white signal. Unknown parentage. Ennenga's Iris 1983. Honorable Mention 1986.

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From AIS Bulletin #249 April 1983 Introducing SAIL-PLANE. $25.00. Sail-Plane is a new (to me) form in Siberians. The horizontally held falls resemble a glider in flight. Standards are stiffly held at an angle. Methyl violet with greenish yellow midrib and small white signal. Height is 30". Ennenga's Iris Garden.


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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Topic revision: r11 - 17 Apr 2023, Harloiris
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