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■(SIB) 'Swank'

1969, Hager

'Swank' (Ben Hager, R. 1968). Seedling SB-9. SIB, 32" (81 cm), Midseason bloom. Color Class-B1D, Deep blue self, little signal. 'White Swirl' X 'Bluecape'. Melrose 1969. High Commendation 1968; Honorable Mention 1970; Morgan Award 1973.

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From AIS Bulletin #193 April 1969 Introducing SWANK (Ben R. Hager). Very large medium blue Siberian iris from White Swirl X Blue Cape. NET $15.00. Melrose Gardens.


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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Swank1.jpgjpg Swank1.jpg manage 19 K 15 Jun 2016 - 20:02 Main.TLaurin Photo by Tranquil Lake Nursery
Swank4.jpgjpg Swank4.jpg manage 36 K 11 May 2013 - 20:05 Main.TLaurin Photo by Homestead Farms
swank01.JPGJPG swank01.JPG manage 129 K 19 Jun 2014 - 02:39 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Rosalie Figge slide collection
swank01.jpgjpg swank01.jpg manage 200 K 21 Nov 2015 - 16:39 Main.TLaurin Photo by Barry Blyth-Australia
swank1.jpgjpg swank1.jpg manage 84 K 22 Apr 2016 - 13:30 Main.TLaurin Photo by HIPS Archives
swank11.JPGJPG swank11.JPG manage 57 K 26 Jan 2012 - 21:09 Main.htb ©2005 Laurie Frazer
swank5.jpgjpg swank5.jpg manage 67 K 10 Jan 2010 - 00:19 Main.htb ©2002 Laurie Frazer
swank7.JPGJPG swank7.JPG manage 75 K 26 Jan 2012 - 21:06 Main.htb ©2005 Laurie Frazer
swank8.JPGJPG swank8.JPG manage 299 K 24 Jun 2023 - 13:57 Main.TLaurin Photo by Verna Laurin-Willowdale-ON-Canada
swank80.JPGJPG swank80.JPG manage 194 K 24 Jun 2023 - 13:57 Main.TLaurin Photo by Verna Laurin-Willowdale-ON-Canada
swank81.JPGJPG swank81.JPG manage 220 K 24 Jun 2023 - 13:57 Main.TLaurin Photo by Verna Laurin-Willowdale-ON-Canada
swank9.JPGJPG swank9.JPG manage 220 K 03 Apr 2023 - 14:35 Main.TLaurin Photo taken at 1978 AIS San Jose Convention by Verna Laurin at the Melrose Garden
Topic revision: r19 - 24 Jun 2023, TLaurin
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