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■(TB) 'Pure Sapphire'

2002, Parkhill

'Pure Sapphire' (Tom Parkhill, R. 2001) Seedling# 93-210. TB, 33" (84 cm), Early midseason bloom. Ruffled clear medium blue self; beards medium blue, yellow orange base; slight sweet fragrance. 'Pledge Allegiance' X 'Glistening Icicle'. Parkhill 2002.

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PURE SAPPHIRE (Parkhill 2002) (2)PURE SAPPHIRE (Parkhill 2002) (4)photo by Elladanphoto by ElladanPhoto by Blue J IrisPhoto by Elladan McLeesterPhoto by Elladan McLeesterPhoto by Elladan McLeesterphoto by Comanche Acres Iris Gardenstaken at the AIS Portland National in 2006


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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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-- KentPfeiffer - 2010-04-11
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PURE_SAPPHIRE_(Parkhill_2002)_(2).JPGJPG PURE_SAPPHIRE_(Parkhill_2002)_(2).JPG manage 262 K 15 Aug 2016 - 19:30 PerryDyer  
PURE_SAPPHIRE_(Parkhill_2002)_(4).JPGJPG PURE_SAPPHIRE_(Parkhill_2002)_(4).JPG manage 293 K 15 Aug 2016 - 19:30 PerryDyer  
PureSapphire02.JPGJPG PureSapphire02.JPG manage 71 K 08 Apr 2014 - 16:12 TerryLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
PureSapphire03.jpgjpg PureSapphire03.jpg manage 73 K 26 Mar 2015 - 12:25 TerryLaurin Photo by Elladan McLeester
PureSapphire04.jpgjpg PureSapphire04.jpg manage 63 K 26 Mar 2015 - 12:30 TerryLaurin Photo by Elladan McLeester
PureSapphire05.jpgjpg PureSapphire05.jpg manage 65 K 26 Mar 2015 - 12:32 TerryLaurin Photo by Elladan McLeester
PureSapphire_by_JanLauritzen.jpgjpg PureSapphire_by_JanLauritzen.jpg manage 58 K 16 Feb 2012 - 20:28 Main.janlauritzen taken at the AIS Portland National in 2006
pure_sapphire_64.jpgjpg pure_sapphire_64.jpg manage 73 K 27 Dec 2010 - 17:17 Main.Elladan photo by Elladan
pure_sapphire_68b.jpgjpg pure_sapphire_68b.jpg manage 70 K 27 Dec 2010 - 17:18 Main.Elladan photo by Elladan
puresapphire4.jpgjpg puresapphire4.jpg manage 35 K 08 May 2013 - 00:45 TerryLaurin photo by Comanche Acres Iris Gardens
Topic revision: r21 - 07 May 2023, Harloiris
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