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■(TB) 'Silver Skates'

2004, Roberts

'Silver Skates' (Ed Roberts, R. 1998). Seedling# 961. TB, 36" (91 cm). Midseason bloom. Standards pale silvery blue; style arms silver; falls white, touch of blue below white beard, aging white; sweet fragrance. 'Sky Search' X 'Honky Tonk Blues'. Superstition 2004. Honorable Mention 2006.

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From AIS Bulletin #333 April 2004 Introducing SILVER SKATES (Ed Roberts 2004) TB, 36", M. Seedling # 961. Pale silvery blue standards; white falls with a touch of blue that ages to white; white beard, golden yellow deep in throat. A light reverse bicolor with medium purple base foliage and a sweet fragrance. Vigorous grower bred in Kentucky, this is the third iris we are introducing for Ed. 2 branches and a spur with 7-to-9 buds. Sky Search X Honky Tonk Blues. $45.0D-or-3/$90.00. Superstition Iris Gardens.


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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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
SilverSkates_DSD_5732.jpgjpg SilverSkates_DSD_5732.jpg manage 234 K 28 Jan 2021 - 16:27 SharleneSutter growing at in Oetlishausen, Switzerland - photo by Sharlene Sutter
Silver_SkatesCT.jpgjpg Silver_SkatesCT.jpg manage 23 K 03 Nov 2011 - 13:42 Main.Betsy881 Photo by C & T Iris Patch
Silver_Skates_.jpgjpg Silver_Skates_.jpg manage 227 K 18 Jul 2011 - 13:40 Main.andinsky  
_Silver_Skates_DSD_1540.JPGJPG _Silver_Skates_DSD_1540.JPG manage 383 K 10 Jan 2022 - 11:23 SharleneSutter in Oetlishausen, Switzerland - photo by Sharlene Sutter
rsz_silver_skates.jpgjpg rsz_silver_skates.jpg manage 228 K 30 Mar 2016 - 03:52 Main.Harloiris Photo by John Black, growing in Montana, zone 4
silverskates01.jpgjpg silverskates01.jpg manage 25 K 03 Sep 2015 - 02:16 Main.TLaurin Photo by Wild Iris Rows
silverskates02.jpgjpg silverskates02.jpg manage 118 K 20 Mar 2017 - 15:40 Main.TLaurin Photo by Judy Tapio-Jubilee Gardens
silverskates2.jpgjpg silverskates2.jpg manage 26 K 22 Feb 2013 - 02:37 Main.TLaurin Photo by Hugh Stout of Stout Gardens at Dancingtree.
silverskates4.jpgjpg silverskates4.jpg manage 62 K 13 May 2013 - 21:53 Main.TLaurin Photo by Superstition Iris Gardens
Topic revision: r16 - 18 Apr 2022, TLaurin
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