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■(TB) 'Crystalyn'

1986, Dunn

'Crystalyn' (Robert Dunn, R. 1984). Seedling# B80-718A. TB, 37" (94 cm). Midseason bloom. Ruffled blue white, pale blue flush in center of falls dusted crystal; white beard. 'Carved Crystal' X 'Blue Maxx'. MAD Garden 1986. Honorable Mention 1988, Award of Merit 1990.

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From AIS Bulletin #261 April 1986 Introducing CRYSTALYN (Bob Dunn '86) Crystal dusted blue-white, flushed pale blue in center of flower. Outstanding branching, ruffled form, usually 3 open flowers with multi-stems, good grower. Carved Crystal X Blue Max. $30.00. M.A.D. Iris Garden.
AIS Bulletin #276(January 1990):15.


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 - 2010-11-14
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Crystalyn06.jpgjpg Crystalyn06.jpg manage 61 K 22 Mar 2014 - 17:13 Main.TLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
Crystalyn07.jpgjpg Crystalyn07.jpg manage 65 K 22 Mar 2014 - 17:12 Main.TLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
Crystalyn5.jpgjpg Crystalyn5.jpg manage 56 K 05 Sep 2013 - 21:15 Main.TLaurin Photo by Echo Iris Garden
Crystalyn6.jpgjpg Crystalyn6.jpg manage 46 K 28 Nov 2013 - 03:17 Main.TLaurin Photo by South Jersey Iris
CrystalynBJ.jpgjpg CrystalynBJ.jpg manage 64 K 06 Feb 2012 - 01:19 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Blue J Iris
CrystalynEI.jpgjpg CrystalynEI.jpg manage 25 K 10 Dec 2012 - 18:44 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Exline Iris Garden
CrystalynN.jpgjpg CrystalynN.jpg manage 36 K 21 Oct 2011 - 19:58 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Nola's Iris Garden
CrystalynSI.JPGJPG CrystalynSI.JPG manage 211 K 08 Apr 2019 - 15:29 Main.TLaurin Photo by Sandy Ives.
crystal01.jpgjpg crystal01.jpg manage 64 K 06 Jun 2015 - 03:28 Main.TLaurin Photo by Exline Iris Garden
crystalyn9.JPGJPG crystalyn9.JPG manage 364 K 25 Jan 2021 - 03:16 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1994 Cooley's Iris Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
Topic revision: r20 - 10 Nov 2022, dougchyz
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