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■(SIB) 'Steve Varner'

1978, Briscoe

'Steve Varner' (Harley Briscoe, R. 1976). Seedling 70 53B. SIB, 29" (74 cm), Midseason bloom. Standards lavender; falls same, veined lavender-blue, ruffled; bright blue stylearms. 'White Swirl' X 'Barbara's Choice'. Bellagamba 1978. Honorable Mention 1980; Morgan Award 1982; Favorite Guest 1985; Morgan-Wood Medal 1987.

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From AIS Bulletin #229, Spring 1978 Introducing STEVE VARNER (Harley Briscoe of White Hall, ILL) -Sdlg. 70 53B. Siberian, 29", M. Light lavender self, veined lavender-blue. Bright blue stylearms. Wide and ruffled. Awarded best seedling at Chicago show in 1975 competing against all types of irises. HC '77. Sets seed. White Swirl X Barbara's Choice. $25.00. Louise Bellagamba.


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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Steve Varner9.jpgjpg Steve Varner9.jpg manage 25 K 14 Apr 2022 - 12:22 Main.TLaurin Photo by Tranquil Lake Nursery
SteveVarner6.jpgjpg SteveVarner6.jpg manage 70 K 25 Nov 2013 - 21:30 Main.TLaurin Photo by Sans Souci Nursery
Steve_varner_sb_e.jpgjpg Steve_varner_sb_e.jpg manage 45 K 20 Aug 2010 - 07:41 Main.rivdel Steve Varner in New Zealand,in my garden by Stephanie Boot
stevevarner01.jpgjpg stevevarner01.jpg manage 145 K 21 Nov 2015 - 14:37 Main.TLaurin Photo by Barry Blyth-Australia
stevevarner02.jpgjpg stevevarner02.jpg manage 104 K 01 Jun 2014 - 19:53 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Rosalie Figge slide collection
stevevarner1.JPGJPG stevevarner1.JPG manage 71 K 26 Jan 2012 - 18:53 Main.htb ©2003 Laurie Frazer
stevevarner2.jpgjpg stevevarner2.jpg manage 600 K 15 Aug 2017 - 15:54 Main.TLaurin Photo by Les Jardin du Chateau Vullierens-Switzerland
stevevarner4.JPGJPG stevevarner4.JPG manage 84 K 26 Jan 2012 - 18:54 Main.htb ©2004 Laurie Frazer
stevevarner5.jpegjpeg stevevarner5.jpeg manage 16 K 21 Sep 2013 - 18:30 Main.TLaurin Photo by Portes Des Iris-Switzerland
stevevarner5.jpgjpg stevevarner5.jpg manage 30 K 11 May 2013 - 20:00 Main.TLaurin Photo by Homestead Farms
stevevarner7.jpgjpg stevevarner7.jpg manage 75 K 22 Jan 2014 - 15:22 Main.TLaurin Photo by Iris of Sissinghurst-United Kingdom
stevevarner8.JPGJPG stevevarner8.JPG manage 154 K 24 Jun 2023 - 03:07 Main.TLaurin Photo by Verna Laurin-Willowdale-ON-Canada
stevevarner9.JPGJPG stevevarner9.JPG manage 164 K 04 Apr 2023 - 01:48 Main.TLaurin Photo taken at 1979 AIS Huntsville Convention by Verna Laurin at the Van Valkenburg Garden
stevevarner90.JPGJPG stevevarner90.JPG manage 208 K 05 Apr 2023 - 13:50 Main.TLaurin Photo taken at 1981 AIS St. Louis Convention by Verna Laurin at the Chism Garden
stevevarner91.JPGJPG stevevarner91.JPG manage 205 K 14 Apr 2023 - 12:15 Main.TLaurin Photo taken at 1985 AIS Indianapolis Convention by Verna Laurin at the Stallcop Garden
Topic revision: r28 - 24 Jun 2023, TLaurin
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