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■(SIB) 'Silver Edge

1974, McEwen

'Silver Edge' (Currier McEwen, R. 1973) SIB (56+ chromosome tetraploid), 28" (71 cm), Early to midseason bloom. Standards medium blue (RHS 89C); Falls medium blue (89B) with distinct silver edge, yellow-white blaze; blue styles with turquoise midrib; ruffled. ( 'Orville Fay' X ( 'White Swirl' X 'Violet Flare')) McEwen 1974. Honorable Mention 1975; Favorite Guest Iris 1976; Morgan Award 1978.

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From AIS Bulletin #214 July 1974 Introducing SILVER EDGE. 28", EM-LM. Medium blue (RHS 89B). Six-inch flowers with silver edge encircling the horizontally flaring F. Nicely branched; 5-7 buds. Moderately fertile sister of Navy Brass. $30.00. Currier McEwen.
'Silver Edge' Historic Iris Preservation Society link.


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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-- MikeUnser - 2009-12-07
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
SilverEdge1.jpgjpg SilverEdge1.jpg manage 25 K 15 Jun 2016 - 19:48 Main.TLaurin Photo by Tranquil Lake Nursery
SilverEdge5.jpgjpg SilverEdge5.jpg manage 26 K 28 Jul 2013 - 17:12 Main.TLaurin Photo by Fieldstone Gardens
SilverEdge6.jpgjpg SilverEdge6.jpg manage 66 K 25 Nov 2013 - 21:16 Main.TLaurin Photo by Sans Souci Nursery
irissibiricasilveredge2.jpgjpg irissibiricasilveredge2.jpg manage 82 K 05 Jan 2017 - 03:29 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Skelmersdale-Broadleigh Gardens-United Kingdom
sib-silver-edge3.jpgjpg sib-silver-edge3.jpg manage 33 K 07 Dec 2009 - 16:33 Main.mikeu Silver Edge by Mike Unser
sib-silver-edge316.jpgjpg sib-silver-edge316.jpg manage 32 K 08 Sep 2016 - 18:24 Main.Betsy881 Detail of photo by Betsy Higgins
silveredge01.jpgjpg silveredge01.jpg manage 49 K 09 Oct 2014 - 21:34 Main.TLaurin Photo by Rowden Gardens-England
silveredge02.JPGJPG silveredge02.JPG manage 109 K 16 Apr 2014 - 11:20 Main.TLaurin Photo by Don McQueen,London, Ont. Canada Zone5.
silveredge03.jpgjpg silveredge03.jpg manage 83 K 24 Feb 2016 - 03:48 Main.TLaurin Photo by Kelways-United Kingdom
silveredge05.JPGJPG silveredge05.JPG manage 134 K 24 Jun 2023 - 02:58 Main.TLaurin Photo by Verna Laurin-Willowdale-ON-Canada
silveredge09.jpgjpg silveredge09.jpg manage 143 K 05 Jul 2020 - 03:19 Main.TLaurin Photo by Deborah Petrie-Manitoba,Canada
silveredge090.JPGJPG silveredge090.JPG manage 188 K 13 Jun 2023 - 20:43 Main.TLaurin Photo by Deborah Petrie-Manitoba-Canada
silveredge1.jpgjpg silveredge1.jpg manage 180 K 18 Jun 2016 - 14:53 Main.TLaurin Photo by Sandy Gessner Eggertson-Merlebleu Iris Garden-Manitoba,Canada
silveredge15.JPGJPG silveredge15.JPG manage 75 K 25 Jan 2012 - 16:59 Main.htb ©2005 Laurie Frazer
silveredge2.jpgjpg silveredge2.jpg manage 49 K 14 Jun 2017 - 10:54 Main.TLaurin Photo by Sandy Gessner Eggertson-Merlebleu Iris Garden-Manitoba,Canada
silveredge22.JPGJPG silveredge22.JPG manage 78 K 25 Jan 2012 - 16:56 Main.htb ©2005 Laurie Frazer
silveredge3.jpgjpg silveredge3.jpg manage 226 K 17 Jun 2017 - 02:27 Main.TLaurin Photo by Eleanor Hutchison near Winnipeg,Manitoba,Canada-Z3
silveredge4.jpgjpg silveredge4.jpg manage 225 K 06 Jul 2020 - 20:12 Main.TLaurin Photo by Sandy Gessner Eggertson-Merlebleu Iris Garden-Manitoba,Canada
silveredge5.JPGJPG silveredge5.JPG manage 218 K 11 Feb 2024 - 13:40 Main.TLaurin Photo by Seagate Nurseries-Long Sutton Bypass-Long Sutton-United Kingdom
silveredge6.JPGJPG silveredge6.JPG manage 60 K 25 Jan 2012 - 17:01 Main.htb ©2005 Laurie Frazer
silveredge7.jpgjpg silveredge7.jpg manage 88 K 14 Feb 2014 - 00:12 Main.TLaurin Photo by Darius Gusas-Lithuania
silveredge8.jpgjpg silveredge8.jpg manage 62 K 14 Feb 2014 - 00:14 Main.TLaurin Photo by Darius Gusas-Lithuania
silveredge9.JPGJPG silveredge9.JPG manage 74 K 27 Feb 2014 - 17:10 Main.TLaurin Photo by Darius Gusas-Lithuania
silversedge08.jpgjpg silversedge08.jpg manage 133 K 08 Jul 2021 - 14:50 Main.TLaurin Photo by Sandor Szasz-Iriszkert-Hungary
Topic revision: r32 - 13 Feb 2024, Harloiris
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