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■(TB) 'Misty Twilight'

1988, Byers

'Misty Twilight' (Monty Byers, R. 1987). Seedling# D164-102. TB, 38" (97 cm), Midseason to late bloom and re-bloom. Heavily ruffled pale violet-blue, misty green white center on falls; medium blue beard tipped yellow in throat; slight sweet fragrance. 'Violet Miracle' X seedling# B-8-4 RE-SA: ('Cease-Fire' x 'Sky Hooks'). Moonshine Gardens 1988.

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From AIS Bulletin #269 April 1988 Introducing MISTY TWILIGHT (TB) 38", M-L. Violet Miracle X (Cease-Fire x Sky Hooks). Pale violet-blue with misty green-white centers on F.; blue beards. Very large, well formed, ruffled flowers on towering thick stalks with wide branching. Strength that rivals Violet Miracle, and its rebloom starts even earlier here--early September. $30.00. Moonshine Gardens.

From 1988 Avonbank Gardens catalog: MISTY TWILIGHT (Byers 88) VIOLET MIRACLE X (Cease-Fire x Sky Hooks). Very large pale violet flowers with misty green fall centers and blue beards, on tall show stalks. Incredible vigor. Rebloomed Sept. on in CA.


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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MISTYTWILIGHT01.JPGJPG MISTYTWILIGHT01.JPG manage 60 K 15 Aug 2014 - 19:53 Main.TLaurin Photo by Augusto Bianco-biancoiride-Gabiano-Italy
Misty-TwilightNN.jpgjpg Misty-TwilightNN.jpg manage 46 K 09 Nov 2011 - 01:54 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Nola's Iris Garden
MistyTwilight01.jpgjpg MistyTwilight01.jpg manage 67 K 07 Apr 2015 - 14:42 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the John Weiler slide collection
MistyTwilight02.jpgjpg MistyTwilight02.jpg manage 69 K 31 Mar 2014 - 14:14 Main.TLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
MistyTwilight03.JPGJPG MistyTwilight03.JPG manage 53 K 31 Mar 2014 - 14:15 Main.TLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
MistyTwilight04.jpgjpg MistyTwilight04.jpg manage 75 K 31 Mar 2014 - 14:16 Main.TLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
MistyTwilight05.jpgjpg MistyTwilight05.jpg manage 67 K 18 Apr 2015 - 02:45 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the John Weiler slide collection
MistyTwilight06.jpgjpg MistyTwilight06.jpg manage 65 K 18 Apr 2015 - 02:47 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the John Weiler slide collection
MistyTwilight07.jpgjpg MistyTwilight07.jpg manage 68 K 18 Apr 2015 - 02:50 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the John Weiler slide collection
MistyTwilight2.JPGJPG MistyTwilight2.JPG manage 133 K 26 Aug 2016 - 01:11 Main.TLaurin Photo by Judy Schneider-The Shady Spot
MistyTwilightAA.jpgjpg MistyTwilightAA.jpg manage 13 K 17 Feb 2011 - 20:12 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Argyle Acres
MistyTwilight_fl.jpgjpg MistyTwilight_fl.jpg manage 45 K 03 Apr 2011 - 06:38 IrisP  
misty01.JPGJPG misty01.JPG manage 54 K 29 Jun 2015 - 13:32 Main.TLaurin Photo by Jeanette Graham
mistytwilight01.jpgjpg mistytwilight01.jpg manage 58 K 07 Sep 2014 - 12:23 Main.TLaurin Photo by Matilija Nursery
mistytwilight05.jpgjpg mistytwilight05.jpg manage 40 K 04 May 2014 - 00:09 Main.TLaurin Photo by Wildwood Gardens
mistytwilight06.jpgjpg mistytwilight06.jpg manage 56 K 06 Jul 2014 - 11:58 Main.TLaurin Photo by Matilija Nursery
mistytwilight07.jpgjpg mistytwilight07.jpg manage 46 K 06 Jul 2014 - 12:26 Main.TLaurin Photo by Matilija Nursery
mistytwilight10.jpgjpg mistytwilight10.jpg manage 54 K 06 Dec 2013 - 04:18 Main.TLaurin Photo by Matilija Nursery
mistytwilight22.jpgjpg mistytwilight22.jpg manage 50 K 30 Jan 2011 - 16:21 Main.Betsy881 Photo by His Iris Garden
mistytwilight5.jpgjpg mistytwilight5.jpg manage 71 K 25 Jan 2010 - 02:51 Main.htb ©2006 Laurie Frazer
mistytwilight6.jpgjpg mistytwilight6.jpg manage 17 K 21 Mar 2013 - 18:46 Main.TLaurin Photo by Chapman Iris
mistytwilight7.jpgjpg mistytwilight7.jpg manage 51 K 25 Mar 2013 - 20:28 Main.TLaurin Photo by His Iris Garden
mistytwilight8.jpgjpg mistytwilight8.jpg manage 62 K 26 Oct 2013 - 13:45 Main.TLaurin Photo by Matilija Nursery
mistytwilight9.jpgjpg mistytwilight9.jpg manage 53 K 12 Nov 2013 - 15:48 Main.TLaurin Photo by Alain Chapelle-France
Topic revision: r31 - 07 Nov 2022, TLaurin
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