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■(BB) 'Sky Bird'

1981, Magee

'Sky Bird' (Tom Magee, R. 1979) Seedling #7310 A. BB, 27" (69 cm). Midseason bloom. Ruffled bluish white, brown haft markings, grading to blue across falls; white beard,yellow in throat. 'Broadmeadow' X seedling #6848: ('Winter Olympics' x ( 'Elf' x 'Brigadoon')). Wedow Iris 1981. Honorable Mention 1983.

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From AIS Bulletin #241 April 1981 Introducing SKY BIRD (Magee '81). BB, 27", M. Dancing silver wings! Blue off-white self. Closed standards, flaring falls. Both ruffled. Brown haft markings, grading to blue across the falls. White beards grading to yellow in throat. Broad Meadow X (Winter Olympics x (Elf x Brigadoon)). $12.00. Wedow Iris 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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