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■(TB) 'Sea Of Galilee'

1974, Sexton

'Sea Of Galilee' (Neva Sexton, R. 1974). Seedling# 54-67. TB, 36" (91 cm), Midseason bloom. Standards light French blue; falls deep blue; blue-white beard. 'Babbling Brook' X ('Poet's Dream' x 'Mixed Emotions' sibling). Sexton 1974. Honorable Mention 1975.

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From AIS Bulletin #213 April 1974 Introducing SEA OF GALILEE (Sexton '74). M, 34". Babbling Brook X (Poet's Dream x sib to Mixed Emotions). Standards are a light French blue. Fall a deep blue. Blue-white beard. Large beautifully formed flowers with heavy substance. Closed stands and flaring falls. Well branched stalks with many blooms. Something new in a Blue Iris. Seedling 54-67. HC 1973. $25.00. Sexton's Iris Garden.
SEA OF GALILEE (Saxton) - A beautiful clean blue amoena with light blue standards and sparkling medium blue falls. Broad flowers. The branches are a little too close to the stalks. [Perry Dyer, “A Tall bearded Collection for the Beginner”, The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 237 (April 1980): 36-37.]
'Sea Of Galilee' Historic Iris Preservation Society link.


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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SeaOfGalileeBHI.jpgjpg SeaOfGalileeBHI.jpg manage 100 K 22 Nov 2011 - 18:57 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
SeaOfGalileeBHI1.JPGJPG SeaOfGalileeBHI1.JPG manage 96 K 30 Aug 2021 - 18:14 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
seaofgal03.JPGJPG seaofgal03.JPG manage 759 K 08 Jan 2017 - 03:48 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from Glenn Corlew slide collection
seaofgalilee01.JPGJPG seaofgalilee01.JPG manage 966 K 08 Jan 2017 - 02:58 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from Glenn Corlew slide collection
seaofgalilee02.JPGJPG seaofgalilee02.JPG manage 704 K 08 Jan 2017 - 03:00 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from Glenn Corlew slide collection
Topic revision: r21 - 22 Aug 2023, dougchyz
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