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■(TB) 'High Above'

1961, DeForest

'High Above' (Fred DeForest, R. 1960). TB, 38" (97 cm). Midseason bloom. Color Class-B1, Sky blue self. 'Rehobeth' X (('Snow Flurry' x 'Silver Susie') x 'Chivalry')). Irisnoll 1961.

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From Fleur De Lis Gardens catalog 1963: HIGH ABOVE (DeF. '61) M. 38 in. (Rehobeth x ((S. Flurry x Silver Susie) x Chivalry)). A very clean flower of clear sky blue. Beautiful of form with broad petals and rounded flaring falls. Tops. H.M. 1962. 22.50.
Blue-white or very pale blue irises are another special interest of ours. Without a doubt the most outstanding one in this class is HIGH ABOVE (DeForest '61). It is a broad, delightfully formed pale blue which is extremely vigorous, producing several bloomstocks in one year. This is one of our "pets." Joseph Ghio, “The 1965 Iris Season in Review,” Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 179 (October 1965): 81.


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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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
HighAbove_Sch67.jpgjpg HighAbove_Sch67.jpg manage 157 K 01 Feb 2014 - 20:25 Main.davepote From Schreiner's Iris Catalog 1967, p. 21.
high_above_fl.jpgjpg high_above_fl.jpg manage 72 K 24 Jan 2012 - 05:11 IrisP  
highabove01.JPGJPG highabove01.JPG manage 258 K 25 Aug 2017 - 02:20 Main.TLaurin Photo by Kate Brewitt taken at the Royal Botanical Gardens-Hamilton,Ontario,Canada
highabove02.JPGJPG highabove02.JPG manage 271 K 25 Aug 2017 - 02:22 Main.TLaurin Photo by Kate Brewitt taken at the Royal Botanical Gardens-Hamilton,Ontario,Canada
highabove9.JPGJPG highabove9.JPG manage 370 K 20 Jan 2021 - 03:16 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1965 Cooley's Iris Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
Topic revision: r13 - 20 Jan 2021, Harloiris
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