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(TB) 'Sky Tint'

1949, Muhlestein

'Sky Tint' (Tell Muhlestein, R. 1948). Seedling #46-28. TB, 38" (97 cm), Midseason bloom. Color Class-B1L, Light blue-lavender self. 'Sparkling Frost' X 'Gloriole'. Tell 1949. High Commendation (seedling #46-28) 1948.

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From Wallace Iris Gardens 1955: SKY TINT - (Muhlestein '49) E. M. (Sparkling Frost X Gloriole.) Similar to Cloud Castle but standards are very conic. A really delightful light violetblue. H. C. '48. $2.00.
From Fleur de Lis Gardens catalog 1956: SKY TINT (Muhl. 1949) E. M. 38 in. (Sparkling Frost x Gloriole). A light violet blue of lovely form. Reminiscent of Cloud Castle, this is a better performer in this area and has superior stalks and flowers. H. C. 1948. 1.50.


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.
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