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■(TB) 'Moonlit Sea'

1943, Jacob Sass

'Moonlit Sea' (Jacob Sass, R. 1942) TB. Height 35" Midseason bloom. Color code-W8D. High Commendation 1942, Honorable Mention 1943.

Registered 1942 / Introduced 1943

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Awaiting original catalog description
From Cooley's Gardens catalog for 1944: "Very striking novelty in color effect, rich indigo blue with solid golden heart. The falls are actually white, but are overlaid deep blue toward the center. The haft, however, is solid yellow, as is the beard and style arms. This is something entirely different. Quite large flowers on 3-foot stems." Honorable Mention 1943. One of the first Luminata color patterns.
Per. R.85, 1945. Hill 1948. Unusual combination on marked white lavender. Winne 1948. The standards white heavily flushed with light violet, the falls are white with a patterned border of deep violet. Pale yellow at the haft makes it very distinctive
From the Sass (No. 30) Chronicle: MOONLIT SEA. TB. M. W8D (Sass, J. N), R.1942. (From seedlings). H.C., A.I.S. 1942. H.M. 1943. No. 41010. Parentage lost. Sass 1942,
Midwest and Maple Road Gardens, 44, 45, 48, 49, 51, 52, 56. Moonlit Sea. J. Sass 1943. Standards white, heavily flushed lavender violet, falls white, very heavily flushed purple on lower edge. Empire yellow hafts. The flower as a whole appears to be blue. Medium large flowers on 35 inch well branched stems. Maple Valley 1943. M. 35 in.
Moonlit Sea. Seldom has an iris attracted more attention before its introduction. A most intriguing iris to say the least. The standards are white, heavily flushed lavender violet. The falls are white very heavily flushed violet deepening to mulberry purple on lower edge. But the stunning feature is the splash of Empire yellow at the haft which looks like the moon rising from a deep blue sea. The flowers are large, beautifully formed and well carried on a widely branched stem. It is a Knockout. H.C. 1942. Maple Valley 1943. H.M. 1943.


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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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
MoonlitSea01.JPGJPG MoonlitSea01.JPG manage 64 K 26 Nov 2014 - 19:18 UnknownUser Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
MoonlitSea010.JPGJPG MoonlitSea010.JPG manage 102 K 24 Aug 2021 - 19:48 UnknownUser Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
MoonlitSea02.jpgjpg MoonlitSea02.jpg manage 78 K 31 Mar 2014 - 13:18 UnknownUser Photo by Blue J Iris
MoonlitSea03.jpgjpg MoonlitSea03.jpg manage 80 K 31 Mar 2014 - 13:19 UnknownUser Photo by Blue J Iris
MoonlitSeaSass42.JPGJPG MoonlitSeaSass42.JPG manage 72 K 06 Jun 2010 - 23:09 KentPfeiffer Picture taken at the Sass Memorial Garden near Ashland, Nebraska
MoonlitSeakp2.JPGJPG MoonlitSeakp2.JPG manage 68 K 07 Jan 2013 - 17:48 KentPfeiffer Taken at the Sass Memorial Garden near Ashland, Nebraska on April 24, 2012
MoonlitSeasideSass42kp.JPGJPG MoonlitSeasideSass42kp.JPG manage 54 K 12 Jan 2011 - 20:29 KentPfeiffer Taken at the Sass Memorial Garden near Ashland, Nebraska on May 17, 2010
Moonlit_Sea.jpgjpg Moonlit_Sea.jpg manage 37 K 05 Jan 2010 - 23:36 MichaelGreenfield Photo by John Bruce
Moonlit_Sea_HIPS.jpgjpg Moonlit_Sea_HIPS.jpg manage 25 K 15 Dec 2010 - 18:17 UnknownUser Courtesy of Mike Lowe from original HIPS website
Moonlit_Sea_clp.jpgjpg Moonlit_Sea_clp.jpg manage 52 K 05 Jan 2010 - 23:36 MichaelGreenfield Photo by John Bruce
moonlit-sea1-16.jpgjpg moonlit-sea1-16.jpg manage 104 K 18 Sep 2016 - 06:25 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
moonlit-sea2-16.jpgjpg moonlit-sea2-16.jpg manage 133 K 18 Sep 2016 - 06:25 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
moonlit-sea3-07.jpgjpg moonlit-sea3-07.jpg manage 31 K 11 Jul 2010 - 15:08 Main.mikeu Moonlit Sea by Mike Unser
moonlitsea01.jpgjpg moonlitsea01.jpg manage 76 K 10 Nov 2014 - 22:27 UnknownUser Photo by Country Delight Iris
moonlitsea02.JPGJPG moonlitsea02.JPG manage 69 K 20 Jul 2015 - 02:03 UnknownUser Photo by Don McQueen,London, Ont. Canada Zone5.
moonlitsea04.jpgjpg moonlitsea04.jpg manage 111 K 13 Jun 2014 - 21:20 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the Rosalie Figge slide collection
moonlitsea1.JPGJPG moonlitsea1.JPG manage 711 K 13 Jul 2018 - 03:14 UnknownUser Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
moonlitsea11.jpgjpg moonlitsea11.jpg manage 54 K 24 Aug 2013 - 15:31 UnknownUser Photo by Pleasants Valley Iris Farm
moonlitsea2.JPGJPG moonlitsea2.JPG manage 86 K 25 Mar 2019 - 16:28 UnknownUser Photo by His Iris Garden
moonlitsea3.JPGJPG moonlitsea3.JPG manage 353 K 25 Mar 2019 - 16:30 UnknownUser Photo by HIPS Archives
moonlitsea_sass.jpgjpg moonlitsea_sass.jpg manage 63 K 04 Feb 2011 - 13:12 Main.avmoran  
moonlitseas9.jpgjpg moonlitseas9.jpg manage 26 K 25 Mar 2013 - 20:43 UnknownUser His Iris Garden
Topic revision: r34 - 09 Jan 2024, Harloiris
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