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■(TB) 'Backwater Blues'

1999, Stahly

'Backwater Blues' (Harold Stahly, R. 1999). Seedling# 94-17. TB, 35" (89 cm), Early to midseason bloom. Medium blue violet (RHS 88A), white vein network extending to 1/4" marginal band of deeper color; style arms medium blue violet; beards blue, bronze in throat. 'Baltic Star' X 'Painted Plic'. Stahly 1999. Honorable Mention 2003.

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From AIS Bulletin #313 April 1999 Introducing BACKWATER BLUES (Stahly '99) TB, EM, 35". Medium blue violet self with white vein network from beard and midrib to a 1/4" band of deeper color edging standards and falls. The color is reminiscent of a Japanese Iris pattern. Blue beards tipped bronze inside. Wide, ruffled, semi-flared flowers, excellent branching and buds. Sdlg. 94-17: BALTIC STAR X PAINTED Plic. $35.00. Harold Stahly.


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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-- AdamCordes - 2010-08-10
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
BackwaterBlues01.jpgjpg BackwaterBlues01.jpg manage 56 K 18 Apr 2016 - 01:57 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nola's Iris Garden
BackwaterBluesBJ.JPGJPG BackwaterBluesBJ.JPG manage 102 K 27 Jan 2012 - 15:20 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Blue J Iris
DBackwtrBlus.JPGJPG DBackwtrBlus.JPG manage 67 K 19 May 2011 - 04:30 Main.bjacobs Photo by Betty Jacobs. Picture taken at Schreiner's Gardens.
DBackwtrBlusbh.JPGJPG DBackwtrBlusbh.JPG manage 27 K 01 Jan 2018 - 18:53 Main.Betsy881 Detail of Jacobs photo
DSCN2718.JPGJPG DSCN2718.JPG manage 68 K 19 May 2011 - 04:34 Main.bjacobs Photo by Betty Jacobs. Picture taken at Schreiner's Gardens.
IMG_2099-X2_backwater_blues.jpgjpg IMG_2099-X2_backwater_blues.jpg manage 252 K 12 Feb 2016 - 09:02 BrockHeilman Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.
backwater01.jpgjpg backwater01.jpg manage 78 K 16 Jan 2017 - 15:40 Main.TLaurin Photo by Stoney Creek Iris
backwaterblues-jb.jpgjpg backwaterblues-jb.jpg manage 12 K 15 Jan 2013 - 15:38 Main.Harloiris Photo by Chapman Iris
Topic revision: r20 - 26 Oct 2021, Harloiris
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