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■(TB) 'Skyblaze'

1987, Keppel

'Skyblaze' (Keith Keppel, R. 1986). Seedling# 80-45E. TB, 35" (89 cm). Midseason bloom. Standards near chicory blue (M&P 42-B-7); falls chicory blue; burnt orange to tomato red beard; pronounced sweet fragrance. Seedling# 78-52C: ('Firewater' x (((Jones seedling# 743 x ('Marquesan Skies' x 'Babbling Brook')) x (('Morning Breeze' x 'Babbling Brook') x Jones seedling# 730-1)) x 'Intuition')) X seedling# 77-57A: ('Vivien' x ( 'Actress' x 'Firewater')). Keppel 1987. Honorable Mention 1989, Favorite Guest 1989, Award of Merit 1993. Premio Firenze Award 1990.

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From AIS Bulletin #264 January 1987 Introducing SKYBLAZE (Keppel) M 35" ((Firewater x (inv. Marquesan Skies, Babbling Brook, Morning Breeze, Jones sdlgs. x Intuition)) X (Vivien x (Actress x Firewater)). Clear chicory blue with prominent tomato red beards. $30.00. Keith Keppel.
AIS Bulletin #276(January 1990):17.


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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-- MichaelGreenfield - 2010-01-08
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SkyBlaze_fl.jpgjpg SkyBlaze_fl.jpg manage 78 K 22 Jun 2011 - 20:39 IrisP  
Sky_Blaze.jpgjpg Sky_Blaze.jpg manage 47 K 08 Jan 2010 - 21:20 MichaelGreenfield Photo by Mike Greenfield
Skyblaze01.JPGJPG Skyblaze01.JPG manage 74 K 05 Dec 2014 - 21:57 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Skyblaze02.jpgjpg Skyblaze02.jpg manage 67 K 10 Apr 2014 - 22:15 Main.TLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
Skyblaze6.jpgjpg Skyblaze6.jpg manage 58 K 29 Nov 2013 - 19:55 Main.TLaurin Photo by South Jersey Iris
SkyblazeBHI.JPGJPG SkyblazeBHI.JPG manage 177 K 22 Nov 2011 - 23:37 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
SkyblazeIG.jpgjpg SkyblazeIG.jpg manage 24 K 30 Nov 2011 - 14:33 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Irisgal
skyblaze01.jpgjpg skyblaze01.jpg manage 77 K 19 Nov 2015 - 04:29 Main.TLaurin Photo by Barry Blyth-Australia
skyblaze02.jpgjpg skyblaze02.jpg manage 151 K 02 Dec 2017 - 12:28 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
skyblaze03.JPGJPG skyblaze03.JPG manage 92 K 17 Jun 2014 - 16:21 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Rosalie Figge slide collection
skyblaze04.jpgjpg skyblaze04.jpg manage 201 K 10 Jan 2018 - 16:39 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
skyblaze05.JPGJPG skyblaze05.JPG manage 196 K 25 Dec 2020 - 21:22 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
skyblaze06.JPGJPG skyblaze06.JPG manage 229 K 25 Dec 2020 - 21:23 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
skyblaze5.jpgjpg skyblaze5.jpg manage 76 K 15 Nov 2013 - 00:50 Main.TLaurin Photo by Alain Chapelle-Jardin d'Iris de Bubry-France
skyblaze7.JPGJPG skyblaze7.JPG manage 223 K 17 Apr 2023 - 02:13 Main.TLaurin Photo taken at 1989 AIS Memphis Convention by Verna Laurin at the Ketchum Garden
skyblaze9.JPGJPG skyblaze9.JPG manage 312 K 19 Nov 2020 - 12:24 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1991 Schreiners catalogue by Terry Laurin
Topic revision: r40 - 17 Apr 2023, TLaurin
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