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■(TB) 'Silvertone'

1959, Hall

'Silvertone' (David Hall, R. 1959). Seedling# 53-32. TB, 34" (86 cm). Midseason bloom. Color Class-W1B, Blue-white self; tangerine beard. Seedling# 51-07 X seedling# 51-28. Cooley 1959.

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From Cooley's Garden 1959 catalog: SILVERTONE (Hall, 1959) Each $20.00. A beautifully proportioned silvery pale blue - almost white - with tangerine beard. There is a slight hint of orchid in the color of this very large Iris. As seedling No. 53-32 it was the chief attraction of all visitors and was awarded an H.C. certificate in 1954. Everybody wanted to know when it would be ready for introduction. But it bloomed too heavily to provide a sufficient number of plants until this season and so we are happy to offer it for the first time. It has been used by Mr. Hall to obtain a wide range of seedlings in pale orchid and blue-white tints with tangerine beards. This is a parent of "Step Forward", introduced this year. Heavy stems, 36 inches.


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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-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Silvertone.jpgjpg Silvertone.jpg manage 258 K 07 Jan 2014 - 03:09 Main.davepote Cooley's Iris catalog 1961
silvertone01.JPGJPG silvertone01.JPG manage 501 K 21 Mar 2018 - 12:41 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Larry Harder slide collection
silvertone02.JPGJPG silvertone02.JPG manage 569 K 21 Mar 2018 - 12:43 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Larry Harder slide collection
silvertone1.JPGJPG silvertone1.JPG manage 158 K 26 May 2020 - 03:12 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1970 Cooley's Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
silvertone2.JPGJPG silvertone2.JPG manage 398 K 19 Feb 2021 - 16:14 Main.TLaurin Photo by George Bacon-Breezeway Iris Garden
Topic revision: r14 - 16 Apr 2022, TLaurin - This page was cached on 19 May 2024 - 16:59.

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