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■(TB) 'Grecian Skies'

1984, Brown

'Grecian Skies' (Opal Brown, R. 1984). Seedling# 81-1C2. TB, 38-40" (97-102 cm). Early midseason bloom. Ruffled medium blue; tangerine beard. 'Space Blazer' X seedling# 78-8A30, 'Secret Cove' sibling. Brown's Sunnyhill Gardens 1984. Honorable Mention 1987.

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From AIS Bulletin #253 April 1984 Introducing GRECIAN SKIES (0 Brown '84) TB, 38~40", EM. Extra wide, large ruffled medium blue with showy tangerine beards. Nearly domed standards, and falls flare beautifully. Tall and well branched. Early with colors stronger than Secret Cove. #81-1C2: Space Blazer X Secret Cove sib. $25.00. Brown's Sunnyhill 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.

-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07

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GrecianSkies01.JPGJPG GrecianSkies01.JPG manage 54 K 24 Nov 2014 - 19:23 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
GrecianSkies02.JPGJPG GrecianSkies02.JPG manage 79 K 26 Mar 2014 - 02:43 Main.TLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
GrecianSkies03.jpgjpg GrecianSkies03.jpg manage 79 K 29 May 2014 - 22:42 Main.TLaurin Photo by Paul Black
Grecian_SkiesBJ.jpgjpg Grecian_SkiesBJ.jpg manage 50 K 12 Feb 2012 - 19:40 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Blue J Iris
IMG_1710.pngpng IMG_1710.png manage 609 K 28 Jul 2013 - 23:30 Main.Susanne Photo by Susanne Holland Spicker
IMG_3016-X2_grecian_skies.jpgjpg IMG_3016-X2_grecian_skies.jpg manage 218 K 21 Feb 2016 - 03:24 BrockHeilman Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.
grcianskies02.jpgjpg grcianskies02.jpg manage 57 K 21 Nov 2014 - 19:29 Main.TLaurin Photo By Steve Sayers
grecianskies01.jpgjpg grecianskies01.jpg manage 59 K 15 Nov 2014 - 14:35 Main.TLaurin Photo by Country Delight Iris
grecianskies02.jpgjpg grecianskies02.jpg manage 40 K 24 Nov 2014 - 00:22 Main.TLaurin Photo by Jeanette Graham-Magic Valley Iris Society
grecianskies05.jpgjpg grecianskies05.jpg manage 34 K 29 Nov 2018 - 15:53 Main.TLaurin Photo by Iriszkert Szasz-Hungary.
grecianskies08.JPGJPG grecianskies08.JPG manage 368 K 05 Jan 2021 - 21:02 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1993 Schreiners catalogue by Terry Laurin
grecianskies09.JPGJPG grecianskies09.JPG manage 182 K 29 Feb 2020 - 03:59 Main.TLaurin Photo by Gerard Raffaelli-France
grecianskies3.jpgjpg grecianskies3.jpg manage 35 K 02 Apr 2013 - 20:16 Main.TLaurin Photo by Country Delight Iris
grecianskies6.jpgjpg grecianskies6.jpg manage 74 K 09 Nov 2013 - 02:24 Main.TLaurin Photo by Alain Chapelle-France
grecianskies7.JPGJPG grecianskies7.JPG manage 59 K 28 Jan 2014 - 22:27 Main.TLaurin Photo by Robert Piatek-Poland
grecianskies8.JPGJPG grecianskies8.JPG manage 61 K 28 Jan 2014 - 22:29 Main.TLaurin Photo by Robert Piatek-Poland
grecianskies9.jpgjpg grecianskies9.jpg manage 59 K 28 Jan 2014 - 22:30 Main.TLaurin Photo by Robert Piatek-Poland
grecianskiesSG.jpgjpg grecianskiesSG.jpg manage 18 K 02 Dec 2011 - 23:18 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Seagate Irises-United Kingdom
grecianskiesSG1.JPGJPG grecianskiesSG1.JPG manage 154 K 08 Feb 2024 - 16:30 Main.TLaurin Photo by Seagate Nurseries-Long Sutton Bypass-Long Sutton-United Kingdom
Topic revision: r32 - 14 Feb 2024, Harloiris
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