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■(SIB) 'Step Lightly'

2017, Schafer/Sacks

'Step Lightly' (Marty Schafer and Jan Sacks, R. 2017). Seedling# S09-69-3. SIB, 31" (79 cm), Midseason bloom. Standards cream; style arms cream, light yellow tips and midrib; falls light peach, darker wash at signal edge, yellow, substantial light peach veining; slight sweet fragrance. Seedling# S05-43A-1, 'Olive Emerson' pollen parent sibling X seedling# S04-68C-14: (seedling# S01-48-10: ('On Her Toes' x seedling# S97060A-11: (seedling# S93-34-3: (seedling# S86-16-1: ('Percheron' x 'Isabelle') x 'Riverdance') x seedling# S92-117-15, 'Cold Frosty Morning' sibling)) x seedling# S99-61-12: (seedling# S97-25-2, 'Fresh Notes' sibling x seedling# S95-30-1: (seedling# S92-54-15, 'Turn a Phrase' sibling x 'In Full Sail'))). Joe Pye Weed 2017.

Note: There is an Iris Register error in the parentage: 'In Full Sun' should be 'In Full Sail'. See catalog description in Reference area.

See below:

SIBStepLightly18.JPGStep Lightly (S-S 17) (2019).JPGsteplightly01.JPGsteplightly02.JPGsteplightly020.JPGsteplightly9.JPG


From Joe Pye Weed catalog, 2017: STEP LIGHTLY- SIBERIAN. Schafer/Sacks (Seedling No. S09-69-3), M, 31". A delicate dance of ruffled pastels with peach, lemon, and apricot notes. Falls are shades of peach with apricot highlights around the small yellow signals. Broad standards are very pale yellow - accented by styles with lemon yellow crests and midribs. This is not a delicate grower or bloomer. One to two branches have up to six buds. The lovely branching holds the flowers well above the foliage for an elegant effect. S05-43A-1, sib to pollen parent of Olive Emerson X S04-68C-14:(S01-48-10:(0n Her Toes x S97-60A-11:(S93-34-3:(S86-16-1:(Percheron x Isabelle) x Riverdance) x S92-117-15, sib to Cold Frosty Morning)) x S99-61-12:(S97-25-2, sib to Fresh Notes, Charming Billy x S95-30-1:(S92-54-15, sib to Turn A Phrase x In Full Sail))). $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
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
SIBStepLightly18.JPGJPG SIBStepLightly18.JPG manage 232 K 22 Jul 2018 - 18:24 UnknownUser Photo by K. Brewitt - 2018 Siberian/Species Conv. Hunt Valley, MD
Step Lightly (S-S 17) (2019).JPGJPG Step Lightly (S-S 17) (2019).JPG manage 3 MB 17 Nov 2019 - 01:58 BobHollingworth Step Lightly Hollingworth photo 2019
steplightly01.JPGJPG steplightly01.JPG manage 123 K 18 Mar 2017 - 01:49 UnknownUser Photo by Joe Pye Weed's Garden
steplightly02.JPGJPG steplightly02.JPG manage 116 K 18 Mar 2017 - 01:51 UnknownUser Photo by Joe Pye Weed's Garden
steplightly020.JPGJPG steplightly020.JPG manage 336 K 26 Feb 2024 - 14:11 UnknownUser Photo by Janet Sacks-Joe Pye Weed's Garden
steplightly9.JPGJPG steplightly9.JPG manage 153 K 25 Feb 2023 - 16:26 UnknownUser Photo by Margaret Spence-Cascadia Iris Gardens-taken at the 2022 Siberian/Species Convention
Topic revision: r12 - 26 Feb 2024, Harloiris
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