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■(IB) 'Aquanaut'

2008, Smith

'Aquanaut' (Marky Smith, R. 2008). Seedling #04-19C. IB, 24" (61 cm). Early midseason bloom. Standards gentian blue (RHS 93D), green veins around rib; style arms same, lighter around midrib; falls gentian blue, greyer around beard, small grey spear below beard; beards golden orange in throat, grey tipped golden orange in middle, pearl grey at end; ruffled; pronounced spicy fragrance. 'Tanzanite' x 'Waterdragon'. Salmon Creek 2010. Honorable Mention 2012.

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Photo by George Bacon-Breezeway Iris GardenPhoto by AitkenPhoto by Cascadia Iris GardensPhoto by Cascadia Iris GardensPhoto by Smokin Heights-AustraliaPhoto by K. Brewitt at AIS National Convention 2012Photo by K. Brewitt at AIS National Convention 2012Photo by Ken WalkerTaken at Mystic Lake Gardens - AIS 2012 National in Ontario, Califtaken at Hadley Park, Victoria, BC. at AIS 2011 Conventiontaken at Hadley Park, Victoria, BC. at AIS 2011 ConventionTaken at Mystic Lake Gardens - AIS 2012 National in Ontario, Califtaken at Stanton Iris Gardens, Valley Center, CA - AIS 2012 NationalPhoto by Elladan
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Culture

Quick Summary of Cultural Directions

FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION Sort
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
Aquanaut_1.JPGJPG Aquanaut_1.JPG manage 74 K 07 May 2015 - 00:50 Main.KWalker Photo by Ken Walker
Aquanaut__by_JanLauritzen_5.jpgjpg Aquanaut__by_JanLauritzen_5.jpg manage 68 K 20 Jan 2013 - 07:36 Main.janlauritzen Taken at Mystic Lake Gardens - AIS 2012 National in Ontario, Calif
Aquanaut_by_JanLauritzen.jpgjpg Aquanaut_by_JanLauritzen.jpg manage 68 K 25 Sep 2012 - 18:54 Main.janlauritzen taken at Hadley Park, Victoria, BC. at AIS 2011 Convention
Aquanaut_by_JanLauritzen_2.jpgjpg Aquanaut_by_JanLauritzen_2.jpg manage 67 K 25 Sep 2012 - 18:54 Main.janlauritzen taken at Hadley Park, Victoria, BC. at AIS 2011 Convention
Aquanaut_by_JanLauritzen_3.jpgjpg Aquanaut_by_JanLauritzen_3.jpg manage 75 K 22 Sep 2012 - 05:29 Main.janlauritzen Taken at Mystic Lake Gardens - AIS 2012 National in Ontario, Calif
Aquanaut_by_JanLauritzen_4.jpgjpg Aquanaut_by_JanLauritzen_4.jpg manage 85 K 25 Sep 2012 - 18:51 Main.janlauritzen taken at Stanton Iris Gardens, Valley Center, CA - AIS 2012 National
aquanaut01.jpgjpg aquanaut01.jpg manage 98 K 04 Apr 2016 - 19:40 TerryLaurin Photo by George Bacon-Breezeway Iris Garden
aquanaut02.jpgjpg aquanaut02.jpg manage 58 K 26 Apr 2014 - 13:46 TerryLaurin Photo by Aitken's Salmon Creek Garden
aquanaut03.JPGJPG aquanaut03.JPG manage 932 K 13 Dec 2017 - 14:37 TerryLaurin Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens
aquanaut030.JPGJPG aquanaut030.JPG manage 145 K 16 Dec 2023 - 02:56 TerryLaurin Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens
aquanaut5.JPGJPG aquanaut5.JPG manage 166 K 20 Oct 2023 - 01:43 TerryLaurin Photo by Smokin Heights-Australia
aquanaut7.JPGJPG aquanaut7.JPG manage 85 K 28 Dec 2013 - 03:30 TerryLaurin Photo by K. Brewitt at AIS National Convention 2012
aquanaut8.JPGJPG aquanaut8.JPG manage 74 K 28 Dec 2013 - 03:33 TerryLaurin Photo by K. Brewitt at AIS National Convention 2012
aquanaut_em.jpgjpg aquanaut_em.jpg manage 386 K 18 Dec 2019 - 02:22 Main.Elladan Photo by Elladan
Topic revision: r25 - 16 Dec 2023, TerryLaurin
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