■(TB) 'Arctic Skies'
, R. 1959) Seedling 56-26. TB, 34" (86 cm), Midseason bloom. Standards ice-blue, Falls snow-white; white beard. ('Albino'
x 'Cliffs Of Dover'
) x 'Butterfly Blue'
. Fay 1960. Honorable Mention 1961; Award of Merit 1964.
| From Fay catalog, 1960: Arctic Skies (1960) $25.00 NET. No. 56-26 (Albino X Cliffs of Dover) X Butterfly Blue. A reverse bicolor. The standards are light blue and the falls are snow white with a perfectly clean haft. The flowers are very large, heavily ruffled, and carried on a beautifully branched 35" stem. The plants are large and it is a rapid increaser. Mid-season. Has pollen and sets seed.
Quick Summary of Cultural Directions
| FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION
| 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.
- 21 Apr 2019
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