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■(SIB) 'Sole Command'

1981, Varner

'Sole Command' (Steve Varner, R. 1980) Seedling V9250. SIB (28 chromosome diploid), 32" (81 cm), Late midseason bloom. Standards full blue; pale blue style arms with aqua midrib; falls dark blue. 'Marlya' X 'Marlya'. Illini Iris 1981. Honorable Mention 1983.

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From AIS Bulletin #241 April 1981 Introducing SOLE COMMAND-V9250, Siberian, 32", ML. Outstanding beauty! Two large, wide flowers per stem. Gracefully durable. Stds. are full blue, falls are dark blue. The wide pale blue stylearms have aqua midribs. (Marlya X Marlya). Net $25.00. 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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Sole_command_1980_SIB.jpgjpg Sole_command_1980_SIB.jpg manage 56 K 10 Aug 2011 - 02:45 UnknownUser Photo by Pierre Anfosso - France
solecommand9.JPGJPG solecommand9.JPG manage 259 K 11 Apr 2023 - 14:33 Main.TLaurin Photo by Paul Black-Mid America Garden
Topic revision: r9 - 12 Apr 2023, Harloiris
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