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■(TB) 'Barely Blue'

1979, Kegerise

'Barely Blue' (Evelyn Kegerise, R. 1978). Seedling# 74-86-2. TB, 38" (97 cm), Midseason to late bloom. Ruffled pale blue self; pale blue beard, yellow in throat. Seedling# 69-90: ('Arctic Fury' x 'Skywatch') X 'Sapphire Hills'. Evelyn Kegerise 1979. Honorable Mention 1981.

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From AIS Bulletin #233 Spring 1979 Introducing BARELY BLUE- TB, 38", M-L. #74-86-2 (Arctic Fury X Skywatch) X Sapphire Hills. A vigorous grower in our garden. Established clumps produce many fine, strong bloomstalks, carrying 9 to 10 well-spaced, deeply ruffled and beautifully formed flowers. Color - 'barely blue'; pale blue beard, yellow in throat. Weather resistant blooms. $25.00. Evelyn Kegerise.


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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-- BetsyHiggins - 2010-09-22
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
BarelyBlueBHI.JPGJPG BarelyBlueBHI.JPG manage 123 K 17 Nov 2011 - 14:47 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
BarelyBlueBHI1.JPGJPG BarelyBlueBHI1.JPG manage 128 K 11 Aug 2021 - 02:36 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Topic revision: r10 - 01 Feb 2023, Harloiris
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