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■(TB) 'Alaskan Seas'

1992, McWhirter

'Alaskan Seas' (James McWhirter, R. 1991). Seedling J85-5-2. TB, 34" (86 cm), Early to midseason bloom. Standards pale blue; Falls deep marine blue; beards blue; heavily ruffled; pronounced fragrance. 'Blues On Parade' X 'Hilo Shore'. Cottage 1992. Honorable Mention 1994; Award of Merit 1996 .

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Photo by Burgard Iris FarmPhoto by Kent PfeifferPhoto by C T Iris PatchPhoto scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collectionPhoto by SchreinerTaken in my garden, zone 5b on May 28, 2010Taken in my garden in zone 5b on May 2, 2012Photo by Alain Chapelle-FranceDetail of photo by Betsy HigginsTaken in my garden, zone 5b on May 27, 2010Taken in my garden, zone 5b, on May 21,2009from the AIS Bulletin No. 284: January 1992, 60.


From AIS Bulletin #284 January 1992 Introducing ALASKAN SEAS (James McWhirter, 1992). TB, 34", E-M. Beautifully formed near amoena with lots of ruffles and fragrance. Sdlg. J85-5-2: Blues on Parade X Hilo Shore. $35.00. Cottage Gardens.


Quick Summary of Cultural Directions

Hardiness Zones 4-8 for most varieties, Some cultivars tolerate colder, others tolerate warmer zones (please comment in comment box with your location if this cultivar grows well in zone 3, 4, 9, or 10.)
Exposure Prefers full sun for optimal performance, may still bloom in half-day shade
Water: Prefers well drained good garden soil, Tolerant of dry conditions in established plants, Intolerant of swampy conditions.
PH Prefers Neutral to basic solis 6.1 to 8.5, quite toleranr of more extreme conditions
Fertilizer Prefers rich conditions on relatively inorganic soils.

BobPries - 21 Apr 2019

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-- KentPfeiffer - 2010-02-26
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
AlaskanSeas.JPGJPG AlaskanSeas.JPG manage 51 K 28 Feb 2010 - 23:04 KentPfeiffer Photo by Kent Pfeiffer
AlaskanSeas01.jpgjpg AlaskanSeas01.jpg manage 40 K 27 Sep 2014 - 03:01 TerryLaurin Photo by C&T Iris Patch
AlaskanSeas2kp.JPGJPG AlaskanSeas2kp.JPG manage 33 K 02 Aug 2010 - 01:12 KentPfeiffer Taken in my garden, zone 5b on May 28, 2010
AlaskanSeas2kp2.JPGJPG AlaskanSeas2kp2.JPG manage 52 K 10 Dec 2012 - 20:53 KentPfeiffer Taken in my garden in zone 5b on May 2, 2012
AlaskanSeasbh.JPGJPG AlaskanSeasbh.JPG manage 35 K 10 Dec 2016 - 19:27 BetsyHiggins Detail of photo by Betsy Higgins
AlaskanSeaskp.JPGJPG AlaskanSeaskp.JPG manage 54 K 02 Aug 2010 - 01:13 KentPfeiffer Taken in my garden, zone 5b on May 27, 2010
AlaskanSeaskp9.jpgjpg AlaskanSeaskp9.jpg manage 64 K 02 Aug 2010 - 14:05 KentPfeiffer Taken in my garden, zone 5b, on May 21,2009
Untitled.jpgjpg Untitled.jpg manage 280 K 07 Jan 2020 - 17:55 DavidPotembski from the AIS Bulletin No. 284: January 1992, 60.
alaskan01.jpgjpg alaskan01.jpg manage 70 K 08 May 2015 - 01:08 TerryLaurin Photo by Burgard Iris Farm
alaskanseas02.JPGJPG alaskanseas02.JPG manage 72 K 23 Jun 2014 - 18:34 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
alaskanseas07.jpgjpg alaskanseas07.jpg manage 63 K 09 Jul 2013 - 01:01 TerryLaurin Photo by Schreiner's Iris Gardens
alaskanseas9.jpgjpg alaskanseas9.jpg manage 60 K 02 Nov 2013 - 15:13 TerryLaurin Photo by Alain Chapelle-France
Topic revision: r26 - 30 Mar 2022, TerryLaurin
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