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■(TB) 'Snow Melt'

2004, Sutton

'Snow Melt' (Michael Sutton, R. 2003). Seedling# L-66-A. TB, 34" (86 cm). Early midseason to late bloom and re-bloom. Standards pale blue white; style arms ice white; falls cornflower blue (RHS 95B) edged ice white; beards cornflower blue, yellow in throat; ruffled; slight sweet fragrance. 'Mariposa Skies' X 'Jurassic Park'. Sutton 2004.

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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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-- BettyJacobs - 2010-04-04
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
DSCN1041.JPGJPG DSCN1041.JPG manage 68 K 04 Apr 2010 - 05:17 Main.bjacobs Photo by Betty Jacobs
DSCN1089.JPGJPG DSCN1089.JPG manage 67 K 04 Apr 2010 - 05:18 Main.bjacobs Photo by Betty Jacobs
DSCN4269.JPGJPG DSCN4269.JPG manage 69 K 06 Apr 2011 - 14:29 Main.bjacobs Photo by Betty Jacobs
DSCN4270.JPGJPG DSCN4270.JPG manage 68 K 06 Apr 2011 - 14:30 Main.bjacobs Photo by Betty Jacobs
SnowMelt310908_copy.jpgjpg SnowMelt310908_copy.jpg manage 42 K 10 Nov 2010 - 19:16 ColleenModra Colleen Modra Photo
snowmelt-jb.jpgjpg snowmelt-jb.jpg manage 58 K 30 Jan 2013 - 22:17 Main.Harloiris photo courtesy Sutton Iris
snowmelt01.jpgjpg snowmelt01.jpg manage 188 K 31 Jul 2019 - 20:46 TerryLaurin Photo by Riley Probst-Fleur De Lis Garden
snowmelt09.jpgjpg snowmelt09.jpg manage 75 K 07 Aug 2021 - 01:44 TerryLaurin Photo by Schreiner's Iris Gardens
snowmelt6.jpgjpg snowmelt6.jpg manage 89 K 18 Nov 2017 - 03:53 TerryLaurin Photo by Irisu Pasaulis-Lithuania
snowmelt7.jpgjpg snowmelt7.jpg manage 27 K 14 Mar 2013 - 20:25 TerryLaurin Photo by Aitken's Salmon Creek Iris Garden
snowmelt9.jpgjpg snowmelt9.jpg manage 76 K 15 Nov 2013 - 00:20 TerryLaurin Photo by Alain Chapelle-Jardin d'Iris de Bubry-France
Topic revision: r23 - 31 Mar 2023, Harloiris
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