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■(TB) 'Eagle Harbor'

1970, Brown

'Eagle Harbor' (Opal Brown, R. 1970). Seedling 7-17A26. TB, 38" (97 cm), Early midseason bloom. Standards violet-blue (RHS 92C to 92D), deeper in heart; falls violet-blue, deeper violet deep in haft; violet-blue beard; ruffled. 'Commentary' X 'Silver Trail'. Brown's Sunnyhill 1971. High Commendation 1969, High Commendation 1970; Honorable Mention 1972; Judges' Choice 1973; Award of Merit 1974.

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From AIS Bulletin #201 April 1971 Introducing EAGLE HARBOR. $25.00. (O. L. Brown '71) TB. Midseason. 38". Huge light wisteria blue with deeper throat and heavy deeper blue beard. Domed standards and wide semiflaring falls. Three-way branching, nine buds. HC '69 & '70. Sdlg. No. 7-17A26. Commentary X Silver Trail. This lovely iris received much favorable comment and attention in Mr. Watts' beautiful Guest plantings during the New York AIS Convention in 1970, also in other Midwestern and Southern Guest gardens.
Opal's EAGLE HARBOR has been impressive wherever seen. A tall growing iris, the light lilac-blue flowers are smooth in texture, gently ruffled; the falls flare just the way they should. [Jones, Bennett C. (1972). Oregon in ’72, American Iris Society Bulletin 204(January 1972), 20.]


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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eagleharbor01.JPGJPG eagleharbor01.JPG manage 954 K 02 Apr 2018 - 14:23 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Larry Harder slide collection
eagleharbor1.JPGJPG eagleharbor1.JPG manage 422 K 28 Sep 2020 - 20:29 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1974 Schreiners catalogue by Terry Laurin
Topic revision: r19 - 08 Nov 2023, dougchyz
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