■(BB) 'Marmalade Skies'
( O. David Niswonger
, R. 1978). Seedling #11-72. BB, 27" (69 cm)., Early bloom. Apricot orange with pink tinge on Standards; slightly ruffled falls; orange beard. Seedling #92-69: ( 'Java Dove'
x seedling #24-66: (( 'Happy Birthday'
x 'Glittering Amber'
) x 'Marilyn C'
)) X Sunset Snows'
. Niswonger 1978. High Commendation 1978; Honorable Mention 1980; Award of Merit 1982; Knowlton Medal 1984
* * References
| From AIS Bulletin #229 Spring 1978 Introducing MARMALADE SKIES (Niswonger '78). 11-72: Sdlg. 92-69: (Java Dove x 24-66: ((8-62: (Happy Birthday x Glittering Amber) x Marilyn C)) X Sunset Snows. BB, 27" (69 em). E, fertile both ways. An interesting self of apricot orange from pink amoena breeding. It has produced some nice pink amoena seedlings. This border iris is on the borderline of the TB class, and when pushed on fumigated soil, it may exceed the height limits. It has a slight pink tinge in the stds. and is slightly ruffled. Its early bloom and fresh color are a delight to bring in the iris season. $15.00. Cape Iris.
| From Cape Iris catalog, 1980: MARMALADE SKIES (Niswonger '78) Sdlg.11-72: 92-69: (Java Dove x 24-66: ((8-62: (Happy Birthday x Glittering Amber) x Marilyn C)) X Sunset Snows. BB,27" ( 69 cm), Early, Fertile both ways, EC' 78, HM' 80. An interesting self of apricot orange from pink amoena breeding. It has produced some pink and apricot amoenas. It is on the borderline of a BB and TB (occasionally a late bloom from a side rhizome will shoot up above 27" especially if the plant has received good culture or on fumigated soil) but most of the time it is a border bearded variety. It has a slight pink tinge in the standards and is slightly ruffled. It's a good doer, it's earliness and fresh color is a delight to bring in the season. $7.50
Quick Summary of Cultural Directions
| FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION
| 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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