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■(TB) 'Cycles'

1986, McWhirter

'Cycles' (James McWhirter, R. 1985). Seedling# J81-24-2. TB, 38" (97 cm), Early to midseason bloom. Standards light to mid-blue; falls white ground, stitched blue on edge; white beard; slight fragrance. 'Midway' X 'Victoria Falls'. Cottage Gardens 1986. Honorable Mention 1989.

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Cycles01.jpgcycles01.jpgCycles02.JPGcycles02.jpgCycles05.jpgCycles221007.jpgCycles5.jpgcycles 64.jpgcycles 66.jpgCyclesAA.jpgCyclesSI.JPGcyclesTIF.jpg


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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 - 2010-11-15
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Cycles01.jpgjpg Cycles01.jpg manage 50 K 30 Jul 2014 - 11:44 Main.TLaurin photo by Nola's Iris Garden
Cycles02.JPGJPG Cycles02.JPG manage 55 K 22 Nov 2014 - 14:57 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Cycles05.jpgjpg Cycles05.jpg manage 85 K 22 Mar 2014 - 16:56 Main.TLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
Cycles221007.jpgjpg Cycles221007.jpg manage 20 K 19 Nov 2010 - 19:55 ColleenModra Colleen Modra Photo
Cycles5.jpgjpg Cycles5.jpg manage 79 K 22 Mar 2014 - 16:57 Main.TLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
CyclesAA.jpgjpg CyclesAA.jpg manage 33 K 15 Feb 2011 - 00:12 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Argyle Acres
CyclesSI.JPGJPG CyclesSI.JPG manage 287 K 08 Apr 2019 - 15:35 Main.TLaurin Photo by Sandy Ives.
cycles01.jpgjpg cycles01.jpg manage 56 K 21 Dec 2014 - 03:35 Main.TLaurin Photo by Exline Iris Garden
cycles02.jpgjpg cycles02.jpg manage 75 K 06 Jun 2015 - 03:32 Main.TLaurin Photo by Exline Iris Garden
cyclesTIF.jpgjpg cyclesTIF.jpg manage 46 K 04 Dec 2011 - 20:57 Main.Betsy881 Photo by The Iris Fan
cycles_64.jpgjpg cycles_64.jpg manage 71 K 28 Nov 2010 - 19:34 Main.Elladan photo by Elladan
cycles_66.jpgjpg cycles_66.jpg manage 70 K 28 Nov 2010 - 19:34 Main.Elladan photo by Elladan
Topic revision: r19 - 31 Dec 2022, dougchyz
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