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■(TB) 'Windsong West'

1988, Nichols

'Windsong West' (Hooker Nichols, R. 1985). Seedling# 8390A. TB, 36" (91 cm). Midseason to late bloom. Standards smoky blue; falls light blue with smoky blue wash below beard; orange beard tipped blue; ruffled. 'Full Tide' X 'His Lordship'. Hillcrest Iris 1988. Honorable Mention 1990, Favorite Guest 1988, Favorite Guest 1989, Award of Merit 1993.

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From AIS Bulletin #268 January 1988 Introducing WINDSONG WEST (H. Nichols) TB 36" M-L. A light blue blended smokey blue. Beards are blended blue and orange. Gives some repeat bloom. (Full Tide X His Lordship). Well branched with multibudded stalks. $35.00. Hillcrest Iris Gardens


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
WindsongWest01.JPGJPG WindsongWest01.JPG manage 26 K 04 Oct 2014 - 19:23 Main.TLaurin Photo by C&T Iris Patch
WindsongWestBJI2.JPGJPG WindsongWestBJI2.JPG manage 64 K 28 Jun 2016 - 22:26 Main.Harloiris Photo by Blue J Iris
windsongwest9.JPGJPG windsongwest9.JPG manage 322 K 19 Nov 2020 - 13:15 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1991 Schreiners catalogue by Terry Laurin
Topic revision: r11 - 09 Jan 2023, dougchyz
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