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■(IB) 'Dawn'

1911, Yeld

'Dawn' ( George Yeld, R. 1911) IB; Midseason bloom. Color Class-Y4L.

Catalog sittings: Backhouse 1911; Wallace 1912; Wing 1920; Katkamier 1939; AAA 119.; C., Royal Horticultural Society 1917; Journal Royal Horticultural Society 43: 1. liv. May 1918; Hort. Dir. 59: 43. 1918; slightly fragrant

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From Wing Seed catalog, 1919: DAWN — Beautiful sulphur-yellow bronze-veined at the throat. Distinguished from Canary Bird or Flavescens by the bright orange beard and soft amber shading at throat. 50¢.
From G. G. Whitelegg catalog, 1921: DAWN (Yeld). A very free flowering and beautiful variety with clear sulphur-yellow flowers and an orange beard. Recommended.
From H. P. Simpson catalog, 1922: DAWN (Yeld, 1912). Very pretty sulphur-yellow bloom, amber- veined at the throat. One of the newer English introductions. Slightly larger than Flavescens. 30 inches. 40¢.


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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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
DawnHIPS.jpgjpg DawnHIPS.jpg manage 53 K 18 Feb 2012 - 21:19 Main.Betsy881 Photo Courtesy of HIPS
IB Dawn.jpgjpg IB Dawn.jpg manage 109 K 06 Feb 2024 - 23:58 EdenSprings Illustration from (American) Country Life magazine; June 1919
dawn02.jpgjpg dawn02.jpg manage 71 K 03 Jun 2014 - 02:26 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Rosalie Figge slide collection
dawn04.jpgjpg dawn04.jpg manage 83 K 03 Jun 2014 - 02:38 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Rosalie Figge slide collection
dawn1-16.jpgjpg dawn1-16.jpg manage 243 K 12 Jun 2016 - 01:19 Main.mikeu Photo taken at Presby Memorial Iris Gardens by Mike Unser
dawn1-jb.jpgjpg dawn1-jb.jpg manage 40 K 17 Feb 2013 - 02:42 Main.Harloiris photo Mike Unser
dawn1.JPGJPG dawn1.JPG manage 246 K 30 Jun 2016 - 22:40 Main.TLaurin Photo by K. Brewitt-taken at 2016 AIS Convention
dawn4-jb.jpgjpg dawn4-jb.jpg manage 34 K 17 Feb 2013 - 02:43 Main.Harloiris photo Mike Unser
dawn9.jpgjpg dawn9.jpg manage 118 K 29 May 2020 - 15:37 Main.TLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
dawn90.JPGJPG dawn90.JPG manage 191 K 04 Dec 2023 - 13:57 Main.TLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
Topic revision: r20 - 06 Feb 2024, EdenSprings
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