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■(IB) 'Solar Gain'

2009, Keppel

'Solar Gain' (Keith Keppel, R. 2008). Seedling #02-58A. IB, 24" (61 cm), Early midseason bloom. Standards and style arms darker than golden glow (M&P 9-L-6); falls darker than (9-L-5); beards darker than deep chrome yellow (9-L-7); glaciata. 'Delirium' X seedling #99-64A: ('Atomic Flame' x 'Lonely Hearts'). Keppel 2010. Honorable Mention 2012.

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Taken at Mid-America Garden on May 20, 2011by Mike UnserPhoto by AIS ArchivesPhoto by Hugh Stout of Stout Gardens at Dancingtree.Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris GardensPhoto by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris GardensPhoto by Robin Shadlow- Iris Sisters FarmPhoto by AitkenPhoto by Alain Chapelle-Jardin d


From Keith Keppel Iris catalog, 2009: SOLAR GAIN EM 24" (Delirium X (Atomic Flame x Lonely Hearts)) Get out the sunglasses! Intense uniformly dark gold glaciata. Fresh flowers on rare occasion show a very faint rose brown dart and marginal veining on standards only. (Get out the magnifying glass!) Strongly flared, heavily ruffled, and hot! #02-58A. $25.00; 3 for $60.00.


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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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
MSolarGainkp1.JPGJPG MSolarGainkp1.JPG manage 69 K 30 Jun 2011 - 13:46 KentPfeiffer Taken at Mid-America Garden on May 20, 2011
SolarGain01.jpgjpg SolarGain01.jpg manage 31 K 31 Mar 2015 - 20:38 TerryLaurin Photo by AIS Archives
solar-gain1-14.jpgjpg solar-gain1-14.jpg manage 45 K 10 May 2014 - 21:14 Main.mikeu by Mike Unser
solargain02.jpgjpg solargain02.jpg manage 852 K 23 Dec 2015 - 20:06 TerryLaurin Photo by Hugh Stout of Stout Gardens at Dancingtree.
solargain08.jpgjpg solargain08.jpg manage 195 K 31 May 2020 - 21:53 TerryLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
solargain09.jpgjpg solargain09.jpg manage 129 K 31 May 2020 - 21:50 TerryLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
solargain1.JPGJPG solargain1.JPG manage 240 K 08 Apr 2016 - 18:35 TerryLaurin Photo by Robin Shadlow- Iris Sisters Farm
solargain2.jpgjpg solargain2.jpg manage 18 K 06 Mar 2013 - 19:31 TerryLaurin Photo by Aitken's Salmon Creek Iris Garden
solargain9.jpgjpg solargain9.jpg manage 68 K 31 Mar 2023 - 02:51 TerryLaurin Photo by Alain Chapelle-Jardin d'Iris de Bubry-France
Topic revision: r27 - 31 Mar 2023, Harloiris
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