■(TB) 'Sailor's Dance'
, R. 1972). Seedling# D 142-3. TB, 35" (89 cm), Midseason to late bloom. Ruffled solid medium blue (RHS 94B) self; white beard tinted blue. Seedling# A 175-A X seedling# Y 203-A. Schreiner 1973.
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| SAILOR'S DANCE (Schreiners '73), with its large, well formed flowers of deep marine blue, competes for your attention constantly. Its full, rich color, white beard tinted blue, and excellent branching all add up to a great new iris-one that will make its way to many show benches when people can bear to take it away from its place in the garden. [James McWhirter, “Reflections and Anticipations,” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, Vol. 57, No. 221 (April 1976): 8.]
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.
| FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION Here
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