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■(TB) 'Silver Years'

1980, Hager

'Silver Years' (Ben Hager, R. 1979). Seedling# T3l7lRevBi. TB, 38" (97 cm). Midseason bloom. Standards very pale blue; falls white; pale yellow beard. 'Igloo' X seedling# T2590A: ((('Golden Stairs' x ('Queen's Lace' x (Babson seedling# E61-1 x 'Figurine'))) x 'Morning Breeze') x 'Dream Time'). Melrose Gardens 1980. Honorable Mention 1983; Award of Merit 1985; Franklin Cook Cup 1985; Favorite Guest 1985.

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Culture

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.
FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION Here

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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
BHP_0213-X2_silver_years.jpgjpg BHP_0213-X2_silver_years.jpg manage 98 K 19 Feb 2016 - 00:47 BrockHeilman Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.
SilverYears02.jpgjpg SilverYears02.jpg manage 52 K 10 Apr 2014 - 23:28 UnknownUser Photo by Blue J Iris
SilverYears11.JPGJPG SilverYears11.JPG manage 67 K 31 Aug 2021 - 01:48 UnknownUser Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
SilverYears12BHI.jpgjpg SilverYears12BHI.jpg manage 61 K 03 May 2012 - 23:20 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
SilverYearsBHI.JPGJPG SilverYearsBHI.JPG manage 62 K 22 Nov 2011 - 23:15 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
SilverYearsIF.jpgjpg SilverYearsIF.jpg manage 39 K 28 Nov 2011 - 21:50 Main.Betsy881 Photo from The Iris Farm
silveryears03.JPGJPG silveryears03.JPG manage 60 K 07 Jul 2014 - 20:08 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
silveryears04.JPGJPG silveryears04.JPG manage 52 K 07 Jul 2014 - 20:11 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
silveryears5.JPGJPG silveryears5.JPG manage 201 K 29 Jun 2023 - 19:58 UnknownUser Photo by Verna Laurin-Willowdale-ON-Canada
silveryears9.JPGJPG silveryears9.JPG manage 276 K 22 Jan 2021 - 03:53 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the 1994 Cooley's Iris Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
Topic revision: r22 - 30 Aug 2023, dougchyz
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