See New TB Image Gallery


You are here: Iris Wiki>Sib Web>SibThemeAndVariation (26 Feb 2024, TLaurin)Edit Attach

■(SIB) 'Theme And Variation'

2015, Schafer-Sacks

'Theme And Variation' (Marty Schafer & Jan Sacks, R. 2015) Seedling# S07-41-14. SIB, 29" (74 cm), Midseason bloom. Standards light blue infused with yellow, edges more yellow than blue; style arms light blue, soft yellow tips, green-blue midrib; falls deep yellow (RHS 12A), signal soft blue veining blending into petal; slight fragrance. 'Tipped in Blue' X 'Mission Bay'. 2015 Joe Pye Weed.

See below:



From Joe Pye Weed catalog, 2015: THEME AND VARIATION - SIBERIAN. Schafer/Sacks (Seedling No. S0?-41-14), 29", M. The theme is blue overlaid on yellow, and the variation is larger, fuller flowers and stunning arrangement of colors. The bright yellow falls are edged with a blue wash and embellished with fine navy blue lines. Standards and styles are a play of soft blue and yellow. Stalks have two branches with a total of five buds. Flowers are held well above the foliage. Sib to Lime Street Blues. Tipped In Blue X Mission Bay. $35.00


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

Please do not enter images that are not your own without owners' permission, this is against Wiki policy

"Although the Encyclopedia is free to all, it is supported by Emembership in AIS, If you would like to help sustain this reference, for $15 you can become an Emember, click here."

Interested in Siberian iris? Please visit the: The Society for Siberian Irises website.

To Report errors do not use comment box but contact the Iris Encyclopedia Photo Manager or Iris Encyclopedia Manager Comment box is reserved for added information about the topic.

Your Observations Are Valued. Please make note of bud count, branching, purple based foliage and bloom time, etc. Because these are affected by climate, note date, year and geographic location and write these and other comments in the comment box below.


-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
ThemeandVariation01.jpgjpg ThemeandVariation01.jpg manage 87 K 25 Apr 2015 - 21:26 Main.TLaurin Photo by Joe Pye Weed's Garden
ThemeandVariation02.jpgjpg ThemeandVariation02.jpg manage 77 K 25 Apr 2015 - 21:27 Main.TLaurin Photo by Joe Pye Weed's Garden
ThemeandVariation03.jpgjpg ThemeandVariation03.jpg manage 117 K 25 Apr 2015 - 21:29 Main.TLaurin Photo by Joe Pye Weed's Garden
ThemeandVariation030.JPGJPG ThemeandVariation030.JPG manage 293 K 26 Feb 2024 - 14:17 Main.TLaurin Photo by Janet Sacks-Joe Pye Weed's Garden
sib-theme-and-variation1-18.jpgjpg sib-theme-and-variation1-18.jpg manage 142 K 05 Aug 2018 - 23:45 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser, taken at Aitken's Salmon Creek Garden
themeandvariation01.jpgjpg themeandvariation01.jpg manage 87 K 29 Jul 2015 - 15:39 Main.TLaurin Photo by Carl Boro taken at 2015 AIS Convention
themeandvariation02.jpgjpg themeandvariation02.jpg manage 71 K 31 Aug 2015 - 02:24 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mikey Lango-Taken at 2015 AIS Convention
themeandvariation1.JPGJPG themeandvariation1.JPG manage 346 K 27 Mar 2017 - 21:36 Main.TLaurin Photo by Kate Brewitt-2015 Siberian/Species Convention
themeandvariation2.JPGJPG themeandvariation2.JPG manage 322 K 27 Mar 2017 - 21:38 Main.TLaurin Photo by Kate Brewitt-2015 Siberian/Species Convention
themeandvariation20.JPGJPG themeandvariation20.JPG manage 242 K 01 Aug 2022 - 22:13 Main.TLaurin Photo by Kate Brewitt-taken at 2015 Siberian/Species Convention
themeandvariation3.jpgjpg themeandvariation3.jpg manage 79 K 18 Mar 2018 - 12:32 Main.TLaurin Photo by Aitken's Salmon Creek Garden
themeandvariation9.JPGJPG themeandvariation9.JPG manage 259 K 01 Jun 2023 - 19:39 Main.TLaurin Photo by Jeff Bennett-Dry Creek Garden
Topic revision: r14 - 26 Feb 2024, TLaurin
This site is powered by FoswikiCopyright © by the contributing authors. All material on this collaboration platform is the property of the contributing authors.
Ideas, requests, problems regarding Iris Wiki? Send feedback