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■(JI) 'Blue Embers'

1993, Bauer/Coble

'Blue Embers' (Bob Bauer and John Coble, R. 1993) Sdlg. J83J-1. JI (3 F.), 38" (97 cm), Very early bloom. Standards light blue, edged violet; style arms white, crests edged blue; Falls light blue violet, white halo and short rays, yellow signal. Parentage unknown, seed from bee pod, Ackerman garden. Ensata Gardens 1993. Honorable Mention 1997. See below:



Awaiting original catalog description


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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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Blueembers2.jpgjpg Blueembers2.jpg manage 152 K 25 Nov 2013 - 16:08 Main.TLaurin Photo by Sans Souci Nursery
blueembers.JPGJPG blueembers.JPG manage 64 K 19 Jun 2013 - 17:59 Main.TLaurin Photo by Ensata Gardens
blueembers01.jpgjpg blueembers01.jpg manage 190 K 13 Apr 2018 - 19:39 Main.TLaurin Photo by Seandel Iris Gardens
blueembers04.jpgjpg blueembers04.jpg manage 76 K 24 Jul 2019 - 01:44 Main.TLaurin Photo by Riley Probst-Fleur De Lis Garden
blueembers1.JPGJPG blueembers1.JPG manage 1 MB 09 Dec 2017 - 03:53 Main.TLaurin Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens
blueembers10.JPGJPG blueembers10.JPG manage 123 K 20 Dec 2023 - 18:59 Main.TLaurin Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens
blueembers11.JPGJPG blueembers11.JPG manage 180 K 20 Dec 2023 - 18:59 Main.TLaurin Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens
blueembers5.JPGJPG blueembers5.JPG manage 86 K 28 May 2020 - 01:32 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1993 Ensata Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
blueembersEG.JPGJPG blueembersEG.JPG manage 34 K 07 Feb 2016 - 16:48 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Ensata Gardens
Topic revision: r17 - 20 Dec 2023, TLaurin
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