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■ (SPEC) 'Forward And Back'

2002, Schafer, Sacks

'Forward And Back' (Marty Schafer and Jan Sacks, R. 2002). SPEC (sibirica), 34" (86 cm), Midseason bloom. Standards and style arms wistaria blue (RHS 92A-D); Falls cornflower to bluebird blue (95A/B to 94A/B), prominent gold hafts, large white signal veined dark blue. Parentage unknown; seed from SIGNA. Joe Pye Weed 2002.

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Photo by Joe Pye WeedPhoto by Marty Shafer/Jan Sacks-Joe Pye WeedPhoto by Nyla HughesPhoto by Nyla Hughes


From Joe Pye Weed catalog, 2002: FORWARD AND BACK - SPEC-sibirica. Schafer/Sacks, 34", M. A classic small-flowered Iris sibirica. The standards are periwinkle, the falls are mid blue-violet and the signals are large, white, and veined in dark blue. The flower has light butterfly-like substance, but the plant is strong. It has six to nine blooms per stalk including five in the terminal and up to three branches. The stalks hold the flowers well above the delicate foliage. Seed from SIGNA exchange. $20.00

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-- BobPries - 2010-01-11
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Forwardandback.jpgjpg Forwardandback.jpg manage 67 K 20 Jun 2013 - 18:18 TerryLaurin Photo by Joe Pye Weed's Garden
SpecForwardAndBack2NH.jpgjpg SpecForwardAndBack2NH.jpg manage 57 K 23 Jun 2013 - 13:29 BetsyHiggins Photo by Nyla Hughes
SpecForwardAndBackNH.jpgjpg SpecForwardAndBackNH.jpg manage 32 K 23 Jun 2013 - 13:29 BetsyHiggins Photo by Nyla Hughes
forwardandback1.jpgjpg forwardandback1.jpg manage 191 K 14 Jun 2016 - 21:37 TerryLaurin Photo by Marty Shafer/Jan Sacks-Joe Pye Weed's Garden
Topic revision: r10 - 11 Aug 2017, BetsyHiggins
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