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■(SIB) 'Sporting Chance'

2002, Schafer/Sacks

'Sporting Chance' ( Marty Schafer and Jan Sacks, R. 2002). Seedling SP94-58-1. SIB, 26" (66 cm), Early to midseason bloom. Standards blue violet; style arms pale blue violet; Falls deeper blue violet (RHS 93B) veined darker (93A), white signal with dark blue veining; foliage variegated. I. sanguinea nana alba x 'Snow Prince'. Joe Pye Weed 2002.

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From Joe Pye Weed catalog, 2002: SPORTING CHANCE - SIBERIAN. Schafer/Sacks (Seedling No. SP94-58-1), 26", E-M. A siberian with showy creamy to yellow variegation in the foliage. Buyer beware - the variegation is unstable and changes from fan to fan. Occasionally a fan reverts to all green - you will have a sporting chance at a nicely variegated plant as we will only ship the best variegation. The plant is extremely vigorous, coming from two species parents. Lest we forget, the flowers are small, simple, blue violet and white and are produced in profusion. Up to six blooms per stalk. The flowers are held well above the decorative foliage. I.sanguinea nana alba X Snow Prince. $30.00


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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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
SportingChance01.jpegjpeg SportingChance01.jpeg manage 233 K 01 Apr 2018 - 21:41 Main.TLaurin Photo by Joe Pye Weed's Garden
SportingChance02.jpegjpeg SportingChance02.jpeg manage 370 K 01 Apr 2018 - 21:44 Main.TLaurin Photo by Joe Pye Weed's Garden
SportingChance03.jpegjpeg SportingChance03.jpeg manage 279 K 01 Apr 2018 - 21:47 Main.TLaurin Photo by Joe Pye Weed's Garden
SportingChanceJPW.jpgjpg SportingChanceJPW.jpg manage 70 K 10 Feb 2010 - 18:24 Main.mshadow Joe Pye Weed's Garden
SportingChanceJPW16.jpgjpg SportingChanceJPW16.jpg manage 22 K 09 Sep 2016 - 19:29 Main.Betsy881 Detail of photo by Betsy Higgins
Topic revision: r14 - 21 Feb 2024, Harloiris
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