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■(IB) 'Bottled Sunshine'

1995, Nichols

'Bottled Sunshine' (Hooker Nichols, R. 1994). Seedling #91-04A. IB, 22" (56 cm), Early midseason to very late bloom. Standards aureolin; falls white, deeper aureolin on edge and each side of gold beards; ruffled; pronounced fragrance. 'Highborn Kinsman' X 'Joyce Terry'. Hillcrest 1995. Honorable Mention 1997; Award of Merit 2001; Sass Medal 2003, Ben Hager Cup 2014, President's Cup 2014.

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From AIS Bulletin #297 April 1995 Introducing BOTTLED SUNSHINE (H. NICHOLS) IB E-VL 22" 4-5 Buds. Ruffled and closed bright aureolin yellow standards, falls are slightly ruffled being white with darker yellow borders and hafts. Gold beards. (Highborn Kinsman X Joyce Terry). $15.00. Hillcrest 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.

-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07

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BHP_8111-X2_bottled_sunshine.jpgjpg BHP_8111-X2_bottled_sunshine.jpg manage 183 K 21 Feb 2016 - 03:02 BrockHeilman Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.
BottledSunshine01.jpgjpg BottledSunshine01.jpg manage 65 K 23 Mar 2018 - 14:13 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nola's Iris Garden
BottledSunshine02.JPGJPG BottledSunshine02.JPG manage 132 K 09 Feb 2018 - 12:50 Main.TLaurin Photo by Judy Schneider-The Shady Spot
BottledSunshine03.JPGJPG BottledSunshine03.JPG manage 139 K 01 Sep 2016 - 19:06 Main.TLaurin Photo by Judy Schneider-The Shady Spot
BottledSunshine04.jpgjpg BottledSunshine04.jpg manage 110 K 04 Apr 2019 - 11:53 Main.TLaurin Photo by Judy Schneider-The Shady Spot
BottledSunshine05.JPGJPG BottledSunshine05.JPG manage 73 K 14 Jun 2017 - 19:24 Main.TLaurin Photo by Daniel Boris,Iris Du Grand Barbu-France
BottledSunshine06.JPGJPG BottledSunshine06.JPG manage 220 K 14 Jun 2017 - 19:25 Main.TLaurin Photo by Daniel Boris,Iris Du Grand Barbu-France
BottledSunshine07.jpgjpg BottledSunshine07.jpg manage 113 K 04 Apr 2018 - 02:53 Main.TLaurin Photo by Judy Schneider-The Shady Spot
BottledSunshine08.jpgjpg BottledSunshine08.jpg manage 122 K 29 Mar 2020 - 12:20 Main.TLaurin Photo by Judy Schneider-The Shady Spot
BottledSunshine2.jpgjpg BottledSunshine2.jpg manage 66 K 04 Jan 2011 - 15:50 Main.avmoran  
BottledSunshine4.jpgjpg BottledSunshine4.jpg manage 26 K 12 Aug 2013 - 20:23 Main.TLaurin Photo by Hildenbrandt's Iris Garden
BottledSunshine5.jpgjpg BottledSunshine5.jpg manage 44 K 14 Dec 2013 - 23:18 Main.TLaurin Photo by Daniel Boris,Iris Du Grand Barbu-France
BottledSunshine8.JPGJPG BottledSunshine8.JPG manage 60 K 20 Mar 2014 - 16:54 Main.TLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
BottledSunshine9.jpgjpg BottledSunshine9.jpg manage 28 K 06 Jul 2021 - 22:23 Main.TLaurin Photo by Ozark Iris Gardens
BottledSunshinekp.JPGJPG BottledSunshinekp.JPG manage 37 K 02 Sep 2010 - 18:11 KentPfeiffer Taken at the Sass Memorial Garden near Ashland, Nebraska
Bottled_Sunshine1_Medium_Web_view.jpgjpg Bottled_Sunshine1_Medium_Web_view.jpg manage 48 K 24 Oct 2010 - 07:26 Main.danholt Growing in Texas, Zone 8a. Photo by Dan Holt
bottledsunshine01.jpgjpg bottledsunshine01.jpg manage 47 K 27 Aug 2014 - 03:04 Main.TLaurin Photo by Jeanette Graham
bottledsunshine02.jpgjpg bottledsunshine02.jpg manage 24 K 23 Jul 2014 - 20:07 Main.TLaurin Photo by Rainbow Iris Farm
bottledsunshine03.jpgjpg bottledsunshine03.jpg manage 56 K 15 Dec 2014 - 21:17 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Stephens slide collection
bottledsunshine04.jpgjpg bottledsunshine04.jpg manage 33 K 15 Dec 2014 - 21:19 Main.TLaurin Photo by AIS Archives
bottledsunshine05.jpgjpg bottledsunshine05.jpg manage 119 K 06 Apr 2017 - 02:19 Main.TLaurin Photo by Ross Eagles-Diversity Acres
iris bottled sunshine (2).JPGJPG iris bottled sunshine (2).JPG manage 350 K 03 May 2022 - 13:52 EliseAMANN Iris Bottled sunshine beard and shoulders
iris bottled sunshine.JPGJPG iris bottled sunshine.JPG manage 401 K 06 Feb 2023 - 22:05 EliseAMANN Iris Bottled sunshine
Topic revision: r44 - 07 Feb 2023, Harloiris
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