See Show Calender

*
  

You are here: Iris Wiki>TbPthruT Web>TbSapphireFuzz (01 Apr 2024, dougchyz)Edit Attach

■(TB) 'Sapphire Fuzz'

1967, Niswonger

'Sapphire Fuzz' (O. David Niswonger, R. 1966). Seedling# 10-63. TB, 32" (81 cm), Midseason bloom. Color Class-B1L, Light blue self, slightly ruffled; dark blue beard. 'Lady Blue Beard' X 'Marriott'. Cape Iris 1967. Honorable Mention 1968.

This was one of Dave Niswonger's first introductions.

See below:
IMG 6554.jpgsapphirefuzz01.JPG

References:

From AIS Bulletin #185 April 1967 Introducing SAPPHIRE Fuzz. sdlg. 10-63. LADY BLUEBEARD X MARRIOTT. Midseason. TB. 32". BIL. Fertile both ways (sometimes skimpy on pollen). Out of several hundred seedlings involving nine crosses of the best known blue bearded inses, this was the best blue bearded seedling. It is a clear light blue self (no haft markings), with slightly ruffled, semiflaring falls and domed, overlapping standards. The vivid blue beard makes it distinctive. The substance is heavy, with blooms lasting three and somctimes four days. It takes the wind and rain and therefore doesn't need to be staked. This iris won the Charles H. Lewis Memorial Award from the Greater Kansas City Iris Society for the most popular seedling in the Region 18 Test Garden in 1966. $25.00. Cape Iris Gardens.
 
 


Please do not enter images that are not your own without owners' permission, this is against Wiki policy

"Although the Encyclopedia is free to all, it is supported by Emembership in AIS, If you would like to help sustain this reference, for $15 you can become an Emember, click here."

Interested in Tall Bearded Iris? Please visit the: Tall Bearded Iris Society website.

To Report errors do not use comment box but contact the Iris Encyclopedia Photo Manager or Iris Encyclopedia Manager Comment box is reserved for added information about the topic.

Your Observations Are Valued. Please make note of bud count, branching, purple based foliage and bloom time, etc. Because these are affected by climate, note date, year and geographic location and write these and other comments in the comment box below.

 

-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
IMG_6554.jpgjpg IMG_6554.jpg manage 103 K 17 Feb 2017 - 18:38 Main.davepote Taken in Doris Rebert's garden 2015, Westminster, MD
sapphirefuzz01.JPGJPG sapphirefuzz01.JPG manage 50 K 16 Jun 2014 - 20:34 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Rosalie Figge slide collection
Topic revision: r11 - 01 Apr 2024, dougchyz
This site is powered by FoswikiCopyright © by the contributing authors. All material on this collaboration platform is the property of the contributing authors.
Ideas, requests, problems regarding Iris Wiki? Send feedback