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■(IB) 'Sunny Honey'

1985, Shoop

'Sunny Honey' (George Shoop, R. 1985). Seedling #IB78-3. IB, 16" (41 cm), Early bloom. Ruffled orange; red beard. Parentage: ('Dream Spinner' x 'Contraband') X ( 'Solar Flight' x Roberts seedling #70R-30A). Shoop 1985. Honorable Mention 1987.

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From AIS Bulletin #257 April 1985 Introducing SUNNY HONEY (Shoop '85) IB, 16", Early. A very bright orange with red beards. Nicely proportioned plant and flower. Semi-flaring falls. Sdlg. IB78-3: (Dream Spinner X Contraband) X (Solar Flight x Roberts 70R-30A). $10.00. George Shoop.
Note: Pod and pollen fertile.


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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sunnyhoney01.jpgjpg sunnyhoney01.jpg manage 22 K 08 Jul 2013 - 20:07 Main.TLaurin Photo by Schreiner's Iris Gardens
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Topic revision: r13 - 12 Apr 2023, Harloiris
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