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■(TB) 'Sugar Blues'

1985, Zurbrigg

'Sugar Blues' (Lloyd Zurbrigg, R. 1984). Seedling# R 65 Oct. TB, 36" (91 cm), Midseason bloom and re-bloom. (September /October in Virginia). Wisteria blue (HCC 640); white beard, tangerine in throat; pronounced sweet fragrance. 'Victoria Falls' X unknown, but probably 'Summer Holidays'. Avonbank Gardens 1985.

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From AIS Bulletin #257 April 1985 Introducing SUGAR BLUES-38", M & Sept. in VA. Strong, sweet fragrance accompanies the lovely, wisteria blue, well-formed flowers. Excellent stalks. Victoria Falls X probably Summer Holidays. $25.00. Avonbank Iris Gardens.


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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5DCE9E58-9520-4B21-9FA2-EB8F2EC8CF16.jpegjpeg 5DCE9E58-9520-4B21-9FA2-EB8F2EC8CF16.jpeg manage 838 K 08 Oct 2021 - 07:15 BeverlySteiner Photo by Beverly Steiner
SugarBlues01.jpgjpg SugarBlues01.jpg manage 68 K 09 Apr 2015 - 02:41 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the John Weiler slide collection
SugarBlues02.JPGJPG SugarBlues02.JPG manage 73 K 14 Apr 2014 - 14:40 UnknownUser Photo by Blue J Iris
SugarBlues03.jpgjpg SugarBlues03.jpg manage 68 K 18 Apr 2015 - 23:47 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the John Weiler slide collection
SugarBluesIF.jpgjpg SugarBluesIF.jpg manage 20 K 28 Nov 2011 - 23:41 Main.Betsy881 Photo from The Iris Farm
SugarBluesSI.jpgjpg SugarBluesSI.jpg manage 210 K 21 Oct 2019 - 02:19 UnknownUser Photo by Sandy Ives.
sugar-blues1-18.jpgjpg sugar-blues1-18.jpg manage 130 K 13 Aug 2018 - 05:00 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser, taken at Schreiner's Iris Gardens
sugarblues-W4.jpgjpg sugarblues-W4.jpg manage 11 K 19 Jan 2013 - 01:27 Main.Harloiris Photo by Chapman Iris
sugarblues.jpgjpg sugarblues.jpg manage 71 K 26 Jan 2010 - 02:36 Main.htb ©2005 Laurie Frazer
sugarblues02.JPGJPG sugarblues02.JPG manage 59 K 21 May 2014 - 20:32 UnknownUser Photo by Elladan McLeester
sugarblues03.JPGJPG sugarblues03.JPG manage 63 K 21 May 2014 - 20:34 UnknownUser Photo by Elladan McLeester
sugarblues04.JPGJPG sugarblues04.JPG manage 131 K 18 Jul 2014 - 01:57 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the Lloyd Zurbrigg slide collection
sugarblues05.JPGJPG sugarblues05.JPG manage 101 K 18 Jul 2014 - 01:55 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the Lloyd Zurbrigg slide collection
sugarblues06.jpgjpg sugarblues06.jpg manage 178 K 10 Jul 2019 - 03:10 UnknownUser Photo by Riley Probst-Fleur De Lis Garden
sugarblues07.jpgjpg sugarblues07.jpg manage 224 K 16 Dec 2019 - 15:19 UnknownUser Photo by Riley Probst-Fleur De Lis Garden
sugarblues08.jpgjpg sugarblues08.jpg manage 219 K 26 Jan 2020 - 15:50 UnknownUser Photo by Riley Probst-Fleur De Lis Garden
sugarblues2.jpgjpg sugarblues2.jpg manage 533 K 16 Aug 2017 - 19:01 UnknownUser Photo by Les Jardin du Chateau Vullierens-Switzerland
sugarblues3.jpgjpg sugarblues3.jpg manage 179 K 09 Oct 2016 - 21:13 UnknownUser Photo by Schreiner's Iris Gardens
sugarblues4.jpgjpg sugarblues4.jpg manage 181 K 07 Aug 2021 - 02:29 UnknownUser Photo by Schreiner's Iris Gardens
sugarblues5.jpgjpg sugarblues5.jpg manage 27 K 14 Jul 2013 - 14:24 UnknownUser Photo by Schreiner's Iris Gardens
sugarblues50.JPGJPG sugarblues50.JPG manage 282 K 06 Oct 2023 - 12:52 UnknownUser Photo by Schreiner's Iris Gardens-reblooming Oct. 2023
sugarblues9.JPGJPG sugarblues9.JPG manage 286 K 22 Aug 2023 - 02:34 UnknownUser Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens-reblooming August 2023
Topic revision: r36 - 06 Oct 2023, TLaurin
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