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■(TB) 'High Blue Sky'

1998, Ernst

'High Blue Sky'. (Richard Ernst, R. 1998). Seedling# M100. TB, 35" (89 cm). Midseason bloom. Standards light blue, slight pale violet cast; style arms light blue; falls light blue darker than Standards, deeper veining; beards light blue, yellow in throat. 'Proud Tradition' X 'Blue It Up'. Cooley 1998.

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Awaiting original catalog description.


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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-- BettyJacobs - 2010-04-15
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
HBSky.JPGJPG HBSky.JPG manage 69 K 15 Apr 2010 - 04:21 Main.bjacobs Photo by Betty Jacobs. Picture taken at Cooley's Gardens.
High-Blue-SkyCT.jpgjpg High-Blue-SkyCT.jpg manage 50 K 30 Oct 2011 - 14:47 Main.Betsy881 Photo by C & T Iris Patch
High-Blue-SkyNN.jpgjpg High-Blue-SkyNN.jpg manage 32 K 07 Nov 2011 - 22:40 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Nola's Iris Garden
HighBlueSky1.JPGJPG HighBlueSky1.JPG manage 68 K 15 Apr 2010 - 04:20 Main.bjacobs Photo by Betty Jacobs. Picture taken at Cooley's Gardens.
highbluesky5.jpgjpg highbluesky5.jpg manage 24 K 21 Mar 2013 - 16:47 Main.TLaurin Photo by Chapman Iris
highbluesky6.jpgjpg highbluesky6.jpg manage 16 K 26 Aug 2013 - 01:32 Main.TLaurin Photo by te Sligte Gardens
highbluesky9.JPGJPG highbluesky9.JPG manage 338 K 13 Jan 2021 - 03:29 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 2003 Cooley's Iris Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
Topic revision: r15 - 13 Jan 2021, TLaurin
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