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■(TB) 'Swing And Sway'

1994, Messick

'Swing And Sway' (Virginia Messick, R. 1994). Seedling# 87-7. TB, 37" (94 cm). Midseason bloom. Near-white with blue violet highlights; self beards, tipped blue; ruffled, flared. ('Ron' x 'Winterscape') X ('Pacific Mist' seedling x 'Bubbling Over'). Messick 1994. Honorable Mention 1996; Award of Merit 1999.

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From AIS Bulletin #293 April 1994 Introducing SWING AND SWAY (Messick '94) TB, 37", M87-7: (Ron x Winterscape) X (Pacific Mist sdlg. x Bubbling Over). Dancing along comes this flurry of pale blue ruffles. Flowers are almost white with blue-violet highlights and beards tipped blue. Flaring form, ample ruffles and rapid increaser. Very floriferous, usually opens three perfectly placed flowers at a time, making it great for the show bench. (Credit to Sammy Kaye for name). $30.00. Messick 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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-- JanLauritzen - 2010-10-26
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BHP_9905-X2_swing_and_sway.jpgjpg BHP_9905-X2_swing_and_sway.jpg manage 118 K 19 Feb 2016 - 00:57 BrockHeilman Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.
Swing-and-SwayN.jpgjpg Swing-and-SwayN.jpg manage 51 K 23 Oct 2011 - 22:55 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Nola's Iris Garden
SwingAndSway02.jpgjpg SwingAndSway02.jpg manage 72 K 14 Apr 2014 - 14:57 Main.TLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
SwingAndSway03.jpgjpg SwingAndSway03.jpg manage 71 K 14 Apr 2014 - 14:57 Main.TLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
SwingAndSway2PJO.jpgjpg SwingAndSway2PJO.jpg manage 16 K 11 Aug 2012 - 22:52 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Patrick Orr
SwingAndSwayEI.jpgjpg SwingAndSwayEI.jpg manage 38 K 20 Dec 2012 - 16:14 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Exline Iris Garden
SwingAndSwayIF.jpgjpg SwingAndSwayIF.jpg manage 48 K 28 Nov 2011 - 23:47 Main.Betsy881 Photo from The Iris Farm
SwingAndSwayPJO.jpgjpg SwingAndSwayPJO.jpg manage 15 K 11 Aug 2012 - 22:52 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Patrick Orr
SwingAndSway_by_JanLauritzen.jpgjpg SwingAndSway_by_JanLauritzen.jpg manage 66 K 26 Oct 2010 - 07:15 Main.janlauritzen Taken at the AIS 2009 Convention in Kansas City
SwingNswayIO.JPGJPG SwingNswayIO.JPG manage 12 K 25 Feb 2011 - 20:42 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Iris Oasis
SwingSwaySI.jpgjpg SwingSwaySI.jpg manage 193 K 21 Oct 2019 - 02:34 Main.TLaurin Photo by Sandy Ives.
SwingandSway01.JPGJPG SwingandSway01.JPG manage 64 K 01 Jun 2015 - 19:46 Main.TLaurin Photo by Glanavon Iris Patch-New Zealand
SwingandSway01.jpgjpg SwingandSway01.jpg manage 41 K 30 Sep 2014 - 19:30 Main.TLaurin Photo by C&T Iris Patch
swingand01.JPGJPG swingand01.JPG manage 114 K 05 Apr 2015 - 03:09 Main.TLaurin Photo by Jan Lauritzen
swingand02.jpgjpg swingand02.jpg manage 48 K 05 Apr 2015 - 03:11 Main.TLaurin Photo by Elladan McLeester
swingand03.jpgjpg swingand03.jpg manage 61 K 05 Apr 2015 - 03:12 Main.TLaurin Photo by Elladan McLeester
swingand04.jpgjpg swingand04.jpg manage 54 K 05 Apr 2015 - 03:14 Main.TLaurin Photo by Elladan McLeester
swingandsway01.jpgjpg swingandsway01.jpg manage 20 K 04 Sep 2015 - 00:04 Main.TLaurin Photo by Amazing Iris Garden-New Zealand
swingandsway011.jpgjpg swingandsway011.jpg manage 56 K 25 Jan 2021 - 16:44 Main.TLaurin Photo by Amazing Iris Garden-New Zealand
swingandsway04.JPGJPG swingandsway04.JPG manage 96 K 09 Jul 2014 - 15:12 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
swingandsway05.jpgjpg swingandsway05.jpg manage 95 K 11 Jul 2019 - 23:01 Main.TLaurin Photo by Riley Probst-Fleur De Lis Garden
swingandsway1.jpgjpg swingandsway1.jpg manage 102 K 07 Apr 2016 - 03:12 Main.TLaurin Photo by Tatiyana Dudka-Cvetok Iris-Russia
swingandsway10.jpgjpg swingandsway10.jpg manage 66 K 14 Nov 2013 - 15:57 Main.TLaurin Photo by Alain Chapelle-France
swingandsway2.jpgjpg swingandsway2.jpg manage 93 K 07 Apr 2016 - 03:14 Main.TLaurin Photo by Tatiyana Dudka-Cvetok Iris-Russia
swingandsway3.jpgjpg swingandsway3.jpg manage 138 K 07 Apr 2016 - 03:17 Main.TLaurin Photo by Tatiyana Dudka-Cvetok Iris-Russia
swingandsway7.JPGJPG swingandsway7.JPG manage 50 K 08 May 2013 - 02:23 Main.TLaurin Photo by Comanche Acres Iris Gardens
swingandsway9.jpgjpg swingandsway9.jpg manage 23 K 21 Mar 2013 - 19:59 Main.TLaurin Photo by Chapman Iris
Topic revision: r34 - 31 Mar 2022, TLaurin
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