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■(TB) 'Balkan Glacier'

1968, Hager

'Balkan Glacier' (Ben Hager, R. 1967). Seedling# B1975A. TB, 36" (91 cm), Midseason bloom. Color Class-W3cm, Standards ice white; falls ice blue with deeper spot in center. 'Harbinger' X seedling#!B1830A: (seedling#1342G: ('Chivalry' x ('Sharkskin' x I. balkana)) x 'Blue Silhouette'). Melrose 1968. Honorable Mention 1971.

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From Melrose Gardens catalog, 1968: BALKAN GLACIER (Ben R. Hager '68) 36" Midseason ((((Harbinger X (((Chivalryx Sharkskin x I. balkana)) X Blue Silhouette)))). Four generations from I. balkana (a dwarfof 4") and still getting the pastel amoena pattern with the typical color concentration below the beard. This is, as far as we can find out, the first Tall Bearded Iris with I. balkana in its background, to be introduced. It is naturally of interest to breeders,but as you can see by the picture, it is also a truly fine iris. Large flowers with very wide fluted petals. The standards are ice white and the falls ice blue with a concentration of color in the center of the petal below the yellow beard. You will, of course, note that all the parents of this iris (including I. balkana) are blue or violet. This amoena pattern is a dominant characteristic in breeding with at least half of the seedlings showing the amoena effect in each of all four generations, but how did it get there? $25.00


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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