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■(TB) 'Carolina Sky'

1965, Powell

'Carolina Sky' (Loleta Powell, R. 1965). Seedling 62-28. TB, 34" (86 cm). Midseason bloom. Color Class-B1F, Medium blue self, frosty sheen. 'Regina Maria' X 'Dancing Deb'. Powell 1965.

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CAROLINA SKY (Loleta Powell '65) As in her CAROLINA ROYAL, Loleta has come up with another excellent blue iris. A medium blue of really excellent form, strongly substanced, and well-placed flowers on strong stalks. It took bad weather well and showed blue with great freedom from violet tones. Really good. [Ralph and Helen Lewis, “Iris from the Carolinas to Iowa and Ohio,” Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 179 (October 1965): 87.]


Quick Summary of Cultural Directions

Hardiness Zones 4-8 for most varieties, Some cultivars tolerate colder, others tolerate warmer zones (please comment in comment box with your location if this cultivar grows well in zone 3, 4, 9, or 10.)
Exposure Prefers full sun for optimal performance, may still bloom in half-day shade
Water: Prefers well drained good garden soil, Tolerant of dry conditions in established plants, Intolerant of swampy conditions.
PH Prefers Neutral to basic solis 6.1 to 8.5, quite toleranr of more extreme conditions
Fertilizer Prefers rich conditions on relatively inorganic soils.

BobPries - 21 Apr 2019
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