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■(TB) 'Sterling Prince'

1984, Innerst

'Sterling Prince' (Sterling Innerst, R. 1983). Seedling# 1293-1. TB, 36" (91 cm), Early to midseason bloom. Standards beige tan; falls white, trimmed beige tan, fine dots of purple separating white and tan; burnt butterscotch beard; slight musky fragrance. Seedling# 720-1: ('Pencil Sketch' x Hankins seedling# 69-1: ('High Life' x 'Wild Ginger')) X 'Flamenco'. Innerst 1984. High Commendation 1983; Exhibition Certificate 1983; Favorite Guest 1984; Honorable Mention 1987.

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From AIS Bulletin #253 April 1984 Introducing STERLING PRINCE (Innerst'84 Sdlg. 1293-1: (720-1: (Pencil Sketch x Hankins 69-1)) X Flamenco. TB, 36", early to late mid-season. See photo. Opens four perfectly spaced medium size blooms easily. Very vigorous growth. Excellent under artificial lighting. Fertile both ways. Three to four branches, 11-14 buds. HC 1983, Best Seedling DVIS show (Longwood Gardens) 1983, Exhibition Certificate 1983. $25.00. Sterling Innerst.


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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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
SterlingPrince01.JPGJPG SterlingPrince01.JPG manage 63 K 07 Dec 2014 - 17:25 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
SterlingPrince02.JPGJPG SterlingPrince02.JPG manage 84 K 01 Sep 2021 - 01:25 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
SterlingPrince12BHI.JPGJPG SterlingPrince12BHI.JPG manage 62 K 04 May 2012 - 22:14 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
SterlingPrinceBHI.jpgjpg SterlingPrinceBHI.jpg manage 96 K 23 Nov 2011 - 15:48 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
SterlingPrinceIF.jpgjpg SterlingPrinceIF.jpg manage 32 K 28 Nov 2011 - 23:38 Main.Betsy881 Photo from The Iris Farm
sterlingprince02.JPGJPG sterlingprince02.JPG manage 105 K 18 Jun 2014 - 01:54 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Rosalie Figge slide collection
sterlingprince03.JPGJPG sterlingprince03.JPG manage 82 K 18 Jun 2014 - 02:23 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Rosalie Figge slide collection
Topic revision: r18 - 13 Mar 2023, dougchyz
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