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■(BB) 'Islands Of Light'

1971, Williamson

'Islands Of Light' (Bryce Williamson, R. 1971). Seedling #2568. BB, 26" (66 cm). Midseason bloom. Standards cream with fine yellow veins; falls cream-white with deeper cream border and shoulders; cream beard. 'Light And Lovely' X seedling #64-44: ('Flaming Heart' x 'Glittering Amber'). Pacific Coast 1973. *Honorable Mention 1975.

*The Honorable Mention in 1975 was listed as a Tall Bearded Iris.

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Photo scanned from the Glenn Corlew slide collectionPhoto scanned from the Geraldine Couturier slide collection


From AIS Bulletin #209 April 1973 Introducing ISLANDS OF LIGHT (Williamson '73). Warm cream and white blended and netted with yellow and gilt. Light and Lovely X (Flaming Heat x Glittering Amber. $25.00. Pacific Coast Hybridizers.


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.

-- BobPries - 2011-03-07

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islandsoflight01.JPGJPG islandsoflight01.JPG manage 954 K 19 Dec 2016 - 15:41 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the Glenn Corlew slide collection
islandsoflight02.JPGJPG islandsoflight02.JPG manage 988 K 21 Apr 2018 - 14:18 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the Geraldine Couturier slide collection
Topic revision: r14 - 18 Aug 2023, Harloiris
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