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■(TB) 'Cuss A'Blue Streak'

1993, Miller

'Cuss A'Blue Streak' (David Miller, R. 1992). Seedling# DM 85-5A. TB, 32-34" (81-86 cm), Early midseason bloom. Standards white with silvery blue green (RHS 157B) cast; falls same, very slight light blue centerline extending from blue beards to edge; slight fragrance. 'Song Of Norway' X 'Lorilee'. Long 1993. Honorable Mention 1995; Award of Merit 1998; Favorite Guest Iris 1998.

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Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collectionPhoto by Blue J IrisTaken at the AIS 2005 National in St. Louis, MOPhoto by Argyle AcresPhoto by C   T Iris PatchPhoto by Sandy Ives.


From AIS Bulletin #289 April 1993 Introducing CUSS A'BLUE STREAK (David Miller) Sdlg. OM85-5A. This silver-white with bluegreen cast (RHS 157B) has a very light blue stripe extending from the light silver blue beards to tip of falls. You'll appreciate the 7+ buds, thick 34" stalks, heavy substance and good branching. EC's 1989 & 1991. Song of Norway X Lorilee. $25.00. Long's Gardens.


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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-- JanLauritzen - 2010-10-30
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BHP_0652-X2_cuss_ablue_streak.jpgjpg BHP_0652-X2_cuss_ablue_streak.jpg manage 264 K 18 Feb 2016 - 22:23 BrockHeilman Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.
CussABlueStreak04.JPGJPG CussABlueStreak04.JPG manage 77 K 22 Mar 2014 - 17:01 TerryLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
CussABlueStreakAA.jpgjpg CussABlueStreakAA.jpg manage 31 K 15 Feb 2011 - 00:09 BetsyHiggins Photo by Argyle Acres
CussABlueStreakCT.jpgjpg CussABlueStreakCT.jpg manage 19 K 28 Oct 2011 - 19:12 BetsyHiggins Photo by C & T Iris Patch
CussABlueStreakSI.JPGJPG CussABlueStreakSI.JPG manage 220 K 08 Apr 2019 - 15:33 TerryLaurin Photo by Sandy Ives.
CussABlueStreak_by_JanLauritzen.jpgjpg CussABlueStreak_by_JanLauritzen.jpg manage 64 K 30 Oct 2010 - 05:11 Main.janlauritzen Taken at the AIS 2005 National in St. Louis, MO
cussablue02.JPGJPG cussablue02.JPG manage 101 K 27 Jun 2014 - 02:12 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
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