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■(TB) 'Flying High'

1957, Waters

'Flying High' (Donald G. Waters, R. 1957). Seedling# MB-53. TB, 36" (91 cm), Midseason bloom. Color Class-B1M, Medium-blue self, light-lemon beard. 'Cahokia' x 'Keene Valley'. Longfield 1957.

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From Longfield Iris Farm catalog, 1957: FLYING HIGH (Waters #MB-53 (Cahokia x Keene Valley). H. C, A.I.S. 1956. A striking Iris of very clear medium blue — bluer than Pierre Menard. The very broad flaring almost horizontal falls with contrasting white beards make this a most distinct Iris. The flowers are large, beautifully ruffled, of heavy substance. Strong stalks are 36-38 inches tall. $20.00.


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.

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