■(TB) 'Swirling Seas'
, 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.
| 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
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| 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.
| FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION Here
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