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■(TB) 'Sable'

1938, Cook

'Sable' (Paul Cook, R. 1936) TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class-B1D. ((('Innocenza' x 'Blue Boy') x ('Cinnabar')) x (('Cinnabar')) x (('Innocenza' x 'Blue Boy') x ('Cinnabar') x 'Seminole' x 'Cinnabar')). Longfield 1938. : Honorable Mention 1937; Certificate of Merit, Rome 1938; Award of Merit 1940; First Class Certificate, RHS 1953.

1939 Checklist citation: H.M., A.I.S. 1937; Bull. A.I.S. 66:88 (Sept. 1937).

1949 Checklist citation: A.M., A.I.S. 1940; Bull. A.I.S. 78:3 (July 1940).

A.I.S. Bulletin 133:30 (Apr. 1954).

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From Carl Salbach catalog 1947: SABLE (Cook 1938). One of the most popular of the real dark iris. Uniform shade of deepest blue-black violet- almost black, with blue beard. Large blooms well placed on fairly tall stems. Heavy substance and good grower. 36". Mid-season. $1.50.
SABLE has also been used in his hybridizing, and he had several seedlings of the same color, one of which, No. 15039, was, in my opinion, the equal of SABLE in color, was of better form, and had a better branched stalk. In discussing the matter with Mr. Cook, he was extremely cautious about introducing a second variety of the SABLE coloring. Several of the judges, however, were of the opinion that a seedling showing decided improvements over its parent should not be discarded. William J. McKee, "Our President Travels", A.I.S. Bulletin 78 (Jul. 1940): 11.


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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-- RolandDejoux - 2010-03-25
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
IMG_7795.jpgjpg IMG_7795.jpg manage 289 K 21 Dec 2018 - 15:52 UnknownUser Photo by David Potembski, Presby 2016, Bed location 28-62.
Sable TB 1938 Longfield CAT.jpgjpg Sable TB 1938 Longfield CAT.jpg manage 105 K 05 Feb 2024 - 14:13 EdenSprings SABLE: Original 1938 catalog listing
Sable01.JPGJPG Sable01.JPG manage 51 K 05 Dec 2014 - 04:17 TerryLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Sable12BHI.jpgjpg Sable12BHI.jpg manage 89 K 03 May 2012 - 16:54 BetsyHiggins Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
sable-jb.jpgjpg sable-jb.jpg manage 56 K 23 Feb 2013 - 16:42 Main.Harloiris photo by Mike Unser
sable01.jpgjpg sable01.jpg manage 67 K 29 Feb 2016 - 20:23 TerryLaurin Photo by Kelways-United Kingdom
sable03.jpgjpg sable03.jpg manage 328 K 27 Apr 2021 - 02:41 TerryLaurin Photo by Seagate Nurseries-United Kingdom
sable4.jpgjpg sable4.jpg manage 65 K 24 Jan 2014 - 15:51 TerryLaurin Photo by Iris of Sissinghurst-United Kingdom
sable5.JPGJPG sable5.JPG manage 200 K 16 Jun 2023 - 02:35 TerryLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
sable50.JPGJPG sable50.JPG manage 168 K 16 Jun 2023 - 02:35 TerryLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
sable9.JPGJPG sable9.JPG manage 374 K 13 Oct 2020 - 03:00 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the 1949 Schreiners catalogue by Terry Laurin
sable_fl.jpgjpg sable_fl.jpg manage 58 K 20 Feb 2011 - 08:34 IrisP  
Topic revision: r30 - 05 Feb 2024, EdenSprings
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