Difference: JiOceanMist (r22 vs. r21)

■(JI) 'Ocean Mist'

1953, Marx

'Ocean Mist' (Walter Marx, R. 1952) JI (double), 36" (91 cm), Midseason bloom. Light and medium blue, white center. 'Catherine Parry' X 'Hisakata'. Marx 1953.

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From Marx Gardens catalog, 1955: OCEAN MIST (Marx 1953) Each $4.00. A most refreshing blue iris that we like better each year. Soft sky blue except for the margins which are shaded deeper hues of violet blue. Prominent white centers and spreading white styles tipped blue add charm and interest to this queenly flower. Good blue Japanese Iris are uncommon and we feel that Ocean Mist will prove to be a notable addition to the best collections for years to come. Large double 8 inch flowers on 3 foot stems. Midseason.
From Tempo Two AU catalog, 1974: OCEAN MIST (Marx USA) Double Mid-Season. Heavy blooming light blue lavender self with a white area around mustard signals. Style arms are white. 6"-7" blooms. Tall 36". $1.50.


Quick Summary of Cultural Directions

Hardiness Zones 4-8 for most varieties, Some Japanese 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 but moist good garden soil, More tolerant of dry conditions in established plants, Needs swampy conditions especially in Spring bloom season.
PH Prefers Acid solis 6.1 to 7.0, intolerant of limy soils
Fertilizer Prefers rich conditions on organic soils.

-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07

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