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■(TB) 'Skylab'

1974, Sexton

'Skylab' (Neva Sexton, R. 1974). Seedling# 89-66. TB, 36" (91 cm). Midseason bloom. Standards blue-white; falls deep navy blue; blue-white beard. ('Pacific Panorama' x 'Celestial Snow') X 'Hidden Magic'. Sexton 1974. Honorable Mention 1975; President's Cup 1975; Favorite Guest 1976; Award of Merit 1977.

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From AIS Bulletin #213 April 1974 Introducing SKYLAB (Sexton '74). M, 34". (Pacific Panorama x Celestial Snow) X Hidden Magic. Large beautifully formed flowers with blue-white standards and deep navy blue falls, with a silvery edge. Blue-white beard. The strong stalks are well branched with many blooms. $25.00. Sexton's Iris Garden.


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
Skylab.jpegjpeg Skylab.jpeg manage 256 K 28 Oct 2023 - 11:55 Main.davepote photo by David Potembski taken in my garden 2022, Finksburg, MD
Skylab9.jpgjpg Skylab9.jpg manage 122 K 31 Jan 2021 - 03:50 Main.TLaurin Photo By Mooiplaas Iris & Daylilies-South Africa
Skylab91.jpgjpg Skylab91.jpg manage 102 K 31 Jan 2021 - 03:50 Main.TLaurin Photo By Mooiplaas Iris & Daylilies-South Africa
SkylabCT.jpgjpg SkylabCT.jpg manage 50 K 03 Nov 2011 - 15:05 Main.Betsy881 Photo by C & T Iris Patch
skylab02.jpgjpg skylab02.jpg manage 55 K 27 Sep 2023 - 21:34 BrewItt Photo by Blue J Iris
skylab2.JPGJPG skylab2.JPG manage 927 K 08 Jan 2017 - 03:20 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Glenn Corlew slide collection
skylab3.JPGJPG skylab3.JPG manage 899 K 08 Jan 2017 - 03:23 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Glenn Corlew slide collection
skylab9.JPGJPG skylab9.JPG manage 154 K 09 Mar 2023 - 00:28 Main.TLaurin Photo by Verna Laurin -1975 AIS Convention-Hammer Garden
Topic revision: r19 - 12 Nov 2023, Harloiris
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