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■(SIB) 'Steve'

1975, Varner

'Steve' ( Steve Varner, R. 1974) SIB, 34" (86 cm), Late midseason bloom. Ruffled deep blue self; style arms ruffled and elliptical. ('Tealwood' X ' Blue Moon'.) Illini Iris 1975. High Commendation 1974; Honorable Mention 1976.

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From AIS Bulletin #217 April 1975 Introducing STEVE. Sdlg. 1279, 34", ML. (Tealwood X Blue Moon). Stds. deep blue; Falls the same; ruffled, all parts wide. Flat form. Stylearms are unusually wide, ruffled and elliptical. One branch; three or four buds. HC '74. Net $30.00. Illini Iris.
'Steve' Historic iris Preservation Society link.


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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-- MikeUnser - 2009-12-07
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Steve1.jpgjpg Steve1.jpg manage 21 K 15 Jun 2016 - 19:58 Main.TLaurin Photo by Tranquil Lake Nursery
Steve3.jpgjpg Steve3.jpg manage 34 K 11 May 2013 - 19:58 Main.TLaurin Photo by Homestead Farms
sib-steve1-08.jpgjpg sib-steve1-08.jpg manage 49 K 07 Dec 2009 - 16:29 Main.mikeu Steve by Mike Unser
sib-steve1.jpgjpg sib-steve1.jpg manage 32 K 07 Dec 2009 - 16:30 Main.mikeu Steve by Mike Unser
steve04.jpgjpg steve04.jpg manage 60 K 08 Jul 2013 - 22:38 Main.TLaurin Photo by Schreiner's Iris Gardens
steve1.JPGJPG steve1.JPG manage 829 K 08 Jun 2018 - 19:23 Main.TLaurin Photo by Vicki Flanagan
steve2.JPGJPG steve2.JPG manage 920 K 08 Jun 2018 - 19:24 Main.TLaurin Photo by Vicki Flanagan
steve3.JPGJPG steve3.JPG manage 957 K 08 Jun 2018 - 19:26 Main.TLaurin Photo by Vicki Flanagan
steve5.JPGJPG steve5.JPG manage 216 K 11 Feb 2024 - 13:53 Main.TLaurin Photo by Seagate Nurseries-Long Sutton Bypass-Long Sutton-United Kingdom
Topic revision: r15 - 13 Feb 2024, Harloiris
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