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■(TB) 'Stingray'

1989, Byers

'Stingray' (Monty Byers, R. 1988). Seedling D175-104. TB, 36" (91 cm), midseason early to midseason late bloom and rebloom. Standards medium violet blue; Falls slightly deeper; blue beard tipped yellow, long violet horns during spring bloom; heavily ruffled; pronounced sweet/musky fragrance. Seedling B-8-2: ('Cease Fire' x 'Sky Hooks') X 'Scented Bubbles'. Moonshine Gardens 1989.

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Photo by Alain Chapelle-FrancePhoto taken in the Netherlands - Zone 7 by Loïc TasquierPhoto by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris GardenPhoto by Seagate Nurseries-Long Sutton Bypass-Long Sutton-United KingdomPhoto scanned from the John Weiler slide collectionPhoto by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris GardenPhoto by Evelyn SmallPhoto by Nola


From Moonshine Gardens catalog, 1989: STINGRAY - 36" EM-ML. Dl75-104: (CEASE-FIRE x SKY HOOKS) X SCENTED BUBBLES. A medium violet-blue bitone with blue beards tipped yellow and long violet horns. The first introduction from SCENTED BUBBLES and it's a dandy! What I dared hope might show up from this cross, even before I knew SCENTED BUBBLES could itself rebloom. Big, bubble ruffled flowers of excellent flaring form on excellent show stalks! A super increaser too and it has rebloomed some here - between August and November. Sometimes smells bad, sometimes good. Heavy pollen. $35.00
Reported Rebloom in: CA, MD, TX, UT, VA, WA, Netherlands USDA Zone 5,6,7,8,9 [The 2012 Cumulative Checklist of Reblooming Iris, p. 192]


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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-- MarilynCampbell - 2010-03-03
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
StingRay01.JPGJPG StingRay01.JPG manage 73 K 07 Dec 2014 - 17:28 TerryLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Stingray02.JPGJPG Stingray02.JPG manage 78 K 01 Sep 2021 - 01:29 TerryLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Stingray02.jpgjpg Stingray02.jpg manage 82 K 09 Apr 2015 - 02:39 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the John Weiler slide collection
StingrayESG.jpgjpg StingrayESG.jpg manage 44 K 08 Apr 2013 - 13:24 BetsyHiggins Photo by Evelyn Small
StingrayNN.jpgjpg StingrayNN.jpg manage 51 K 10 Nov 2011 - 23:06 BetsyHiggins Photo by Nola's Iris Garden
stigray4.jpgjpg stigray4.jpg manage 71 K 14 Nov 2013 - 20:52 TerryLaurin Photo by Alain Chapelle-France
stingray.JPGJPG stingray.JPG manage 85 K 24 Jan 2012 - 12:38 LoicTasquier Photo taken in the Netherlands - Zone 7 by Loïc Tasquier
stingray010.JPGJPG stingray010.JPG manage 42 K 10 Feb 2024 - 14:43 TerryLaurin Photo by Seagate Nurseries-Long Sutton Bypass-Long Sutton-United Kingdom
Topic revision: r27 - 10 Feb 2024, TerryLaurin
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