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■(TB) 'St. Helens' Wake'

1984, Ernst

'St. Helens' Wake' (Richard Ernst, R. 1983). Seedling# R79-112. TB, 42" (107 cm). Midseason bloom. Ruffled and laced blue white, light yellow shoulders; laced style crests; yellow beard tipped white. 'Millrace' X 'Cherry Jubilee'. Cooley's Gardens 1984.

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photo Delane Langton AIS Dallas 2013Photo by C   T Iris PatchPhoto by Argyle AcresPhoto by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris GardenPhoto by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris GardenPhoto by Blue J IrisPhoto scanned from the Larry Harder slide collectionPhoto by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris GardenPhoto by te Sligte GardensPhoto scanned from the 1994 CooleyPhoto by The Iris Fan


Awaiting original catalog description.


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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-- BetsyHiggins - 2011-03-07
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
St-Helens-WakeCT.jpgjpg St-Helens-WakeCT.jpg manage 29 K 03 Nov 2011 - 17:11 BetsyHiggins Photo by C & T Iris Patch
St.HelensWake5.jpgjpg St.HelensWake5.jpg manage 58 K 13 Nov 2018 - 21:58 TerryLaurin Photo by Argyle Acres
StHelensWake01.JPGJPG StHelensWake01.JPG manage 46 K 07 Dec 2014 - 14:14 TerryLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
StHelensWake010.JPGJPG StHelensWake010.JPG manage 66 K 31 Aug 2021 - 19:41 TerryLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
StHelensWake02a.jpgjpg StHelensWake02a.jpg manage 62 K 17 Feb 2017 - 23:31 Main.Harloiris Photo by Blue J Iris
StHelensWake12BHI.jpgjpg StHelensWake12BHI.jpg manage 59 K 04 May 2012 - 18:11 BetsyHiggins Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
rsz_sthelenswake2.jpgjpg rsz_sthelenswake2.jpg manage 71 K 07 Jan 2014 - 01:32 Main.Harloiris photo Delane Langton AIS Dallas 2013
sthelenswake1.JPGJPG sthelenswake1.JPG manage 628 K 22 Jan 2019 - 15:05 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the Larry Harder slide collection
sthelenswake4.jpgjpg sthelenswake4.jpg manage 20 K 26 Aug 2013 - 14:20 TerryLaurin Photo by te Sligte Gardens
sthelenswake9.JPGJPG sthelenswake9.JPG manage 323 K 22 Jan 2021 - 03:48 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the 1994 Cooley's Iris Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
sthelenswakeTIF.jpgjpg sthelenswakeTIF.jpg manage 33 K 05 Dec 2011 - 23:04 BetsyHiggins Photo by The Iris Fan
Topic revision: r22 - 16 Apr 2022, TerryLaurin
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