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■(SIB) 'Snowcrest'

1932, Gage

'Snowcrest' (L. Merton Gage, R. 1932) SIB. Color Class-WW. 'Emperor' x 'Snow Queen'. Sunnyside Gardens 1932. Morgan Award 1963

note: This was Gage's very first iris introduction!! He was 65 years old at the time and had already been hybridizing Gladiolus for several years. Sunnyside Nursery catalog 1932.

See below:


From Carl Salbach catalog 1938: SNOWCREST. A large and attractive new waxy white variety. Easily the best white Siberian. H. M., A. I. S., 1936. 60c; 3 for $1.50.


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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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Snowcrest01.jpegjpeg Snowcrest01.jpeg manage 151 K 01 Apr 2018 - 21:35 UnknownUser Photo by Jan Sacks-Joe Pye Weed's Garden
Snowcrest1.jpgjpg Snowcrest1.jpg manage 25 K 15 Jun 2016 - 19:53 UnknownUser Photo by Tranquil Lake Nursery
snowcrest5.JPGJPG snowcrest5.JPG manage 130 K 11 Feb 2024 - 13:42 UnknownUser Photo by Seagate Nurseries-Long Sutton Bypass-Long Sutton-United Kingdom
snowcrest9.jpgjpg snowcrest9.jpg manage 95 K 16 Nov 2021 - 03:28 UnknownUser Photo by Jean Claude Jacob-Iris de la Baie-France
Topic revision: r13 - 13 Feb 2024, Harloiris
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