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■(SIB) 'Dance Ballerina Dance'

1983, Varner

'Dance Ballerina Dance' (Steve Varner, R. 1982). Seedling S040. SIB (tetraploid), 32" (81 cm), Early bloom. Standards near white with light pinkish violet plicata effect; near-white styles; Falls full lavender rose pink, lighter ruffled edge. McEwen seedling T4 72/10 X unknown. Introduced by Illini Iris 1983. Honorable Mention 1985; Award of Merit 1987; Morgan-Wood Medal 1989.

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From AIS Bulletin #249 April 1983 Introducing DANCE BALLERINA DANCE-Siberian S040, 32", EM. Terminal and one branch, 4 buds. Grown from Currier McEwen's seed (T4 72/1 0 X unknown), apparently this is the first tetraploid 'pink' amoena introduction. Suggestive of a dancer's attire with ruffled and almost flaring, full lavender-rose pink falls with a lighter pink band around edge. Wide, pinkish (near white) standards and styles. It is uniquely beautiful. Order early. $50.00. Illini Iris.


Quick Summary of Cultural Directions

Hardiness Zones 3-8 for most varieties, Some Siberian cultivars tolerate colder, others tolerate warmer zones (please comment in comment box with your location if this cultivar grows well in zone 3, 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, Prefers moist conditions especially in Spring bloom season.
PH Average garden solis 6.1 to 7.5,
Fertilizer Prefers rich conditions on organic soils.

-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07

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DanceBallerinaDance_a.jpgjpg DanceBallerinaDance_a.jpg manage 481 K 03 Jan 2023 - 16:41 Main.Katja Photo by Katja Woidacki
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danceballerinadance1.jpgjpg danceballerinadance1.jpg manage 144 K 20 Jun 2016 - 20:59 Main.TLaurin Photo by Eleanor Hutchison-Manitoba,Canada
danceballerinadance6.jpgjpg danceballerinadance6.jpg manage 66 K 22 Jan 2014 - 14:43 Main.TLaurin Photo by Iris of Sissinghurst,UK
danceballerinadance7.JPGJPG danceballerinadance7.JPG manage 58 K 04 Oct 2023 - 00:45 Main.TLaurin Photo by John Jearrard -Jearrard's Herbal-United Kingdom
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Topic revision: r25 - 11 Nov 2023, TLaurin
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