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■(TB) 'Sterling Stitch'

1984, Innerst

'Sterling Stitch' (Sterling Innerst, R. 1983). Seedling# 1476-1. TB, 36" (91 cm), Midseason bloom. White, trimmed blue; tangerine beard. 'Vanity' X seedling# 598-10: ('Wedding Vow' x 'April Melody'). Innerst 1984. Honorable Mention 1987. High Commendation 1983.

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From AIS Bulletin #253 April 1984 Introducing STERLING STITCH (Innerst '84). Sdlg. 1476-1. Vanity X 598-10: (Wedding Vow x April Melody). TB, 36", mid to late season of bloom. From our pink plicata line, this is a beautifully formed white trimmed medium blue. Very wide and ruffled. Definitely is blue. Forte is form and vigorousness. Three branches, 8 buds and fertile. Beautiful in a clump. HC 1983. $25.00. Sterling Innerst.
Reported Rebloom in: CA, MO [The 2012 Cumulative Checklist of Reblooming Iris, p. 192]


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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STERLING_STITCH_(Innerst_1984).JPGJPG STERLING_STITCH_(Innerst_1984).JPG manage 751 K 15 Aug 2016 - 23:18 PerryDyer  
SterlingStitchAA.jpgjpg SterlingStitchAA.jpg manage 39 K 19 Feb 2011 - 21:52 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Argyle Acres
sterlingstitch02.JPGJPG sterlingstitch02.JPG manage 66 K 08 Jul 2014 - 19:05 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
sterlingstitch1.jpgjpg sterlingstitch1.jpg manage 224 K 20 Aug 2016 - 16:50 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
Topic revision: r17 - 04 Mar 2023, Harloiris
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