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■(TB) 'Swirling Seas'

1983, Gatty

'Swirling Seas' (Joseph Gatty, R. 1983). Seedling# K87-1. TB, 36" (91 cm). Early bloom. Standards violet blue (M&P 41-E-10); falls violet blue (41-E-10 to 41-F-11); blue white beard tipped lemon; slight sweet fragrance. 'Full Tide' X 'Five Star Admiral'. Keppel 1984. Honorable Mention 1986.

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From Keith Keppel Iris catalog, 1984: SWIRLING SEAS (Gatty '84) E 36" (Full Tide X Five Star Admiral). Big and blocky flowers of marine blue, heavily ruffled as the name implies. Style arms match the petal color, whereas the beards are blue white, lightly tipped with lemon. Moderate branching and bud count are more than compensated for by the voluptuousness of the individual blossoms. #K87-1 25.00.


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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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
SwirlingSeas02.jpgjpg SwirlingSeas02.jpg manage 62 K 14 Apr 2014 - 14:55 UnknownUser Photo by Blue J Iris
SwirlingSeas1.jpgjpg SwirlingSeas1.jpg manage 47 K 26 Sep 2012 - 19:25 UnknownUser
Swirling_Seas_com.jpgjpg Swirling_Seas_com.jpg manage 42 K 03 Apr 2011 - 02:44 Main.Selina49 Swirling Seas at Selina's Iris Garden
swirlingseas01.jpgjpg swirlingseas01.jpg manage 34 K 12 Dec 2018 - 03:26 UnknownUser Photo by Sandor Szasz-Iriszkert-Hungary
swirlingseas02.jpgjpg swirlingseas02.jpg manage 82 K 16 Jul 2021 - 01:42 UnknownUser Photo by Sandor Szasz-Iriszkert-Hungary
swirlingseas09.JPGJPG swirlingseas09.JPG manage 83 K 01 Sep 2021 - 22:11 UnknownUser Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
swirlingseas3.jpgjpg swirlingseas3.jpg manage 77 K 14 Nov 2013 - 15:52 UnknownUser Photo by Alain Chapelle-France
swirlingseas9.JPGJPG swirlingseas9.JPG manage 356 K 25 Jan 2021 - 03:36 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the 1994 Cooley's Iris Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
Topic revision: r18 - 17 Jan 2023, dougchyz
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