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■(IB) 'Sunshine Boy'

1986, Foster

'Sunshine Boy' (Frank Foster, R. 1985). Seedling #79-25. IB, 25" (64 cm), Early thru late bloom. Standards lemon cream; falls white, deep yellow markings and lines around hafts and orange beard; ruffled; pronounced spicy fragrance. 'Beau' X 'White Lightning'. Pod and pollen fertile. Vagabond Gardens 1986. Favorite Guest 1986; Honorable Mention 1988; Award of Merit 1990.

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IBSunshineBoy.jpgirispurchases2010 038.JPGsunshine-boy1-14.jpgSunshine Boy  byJanLauritzen.jpgSunshine Boy REB 1985 Foster IB.JPGSunshineBoy01.jpgsunshineboy01.JPGSunshineBoy02jb.JPGSunshineBoy03.JPGsunshineboy04.JPGsunshineboy1.jpgsunshineboy5.jpgsunshineboy9.JPG


From AIS Bulletin #261 April 1986 Introducing SUNSHINE BOY (Foster '86). Intermediate. White with yellow shadings on hafts. Outstanding form. Instant clumps. Great for the show bench. From Beau X White Lightning. $15.00. Vagabond 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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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
IBSunshineBoy.jpgjpg IBSunshineBoy.jpg manage 27 K 06 Jan 2011 - 19:44 EleanorHutchison Picture by Snowpeak Iris
SunshineBoy01.jpgjpg SunshineBoy01.jpg manage 35 K 24 Sep 2014 - 02:41 Main.TLaurin Photo by C&T Iris Patch
SunshineBoy02jb.JPGJPG SunshineBoy02jb.JPG manage 79 K 13 Jun 2016 - 18:53 Main.Harloiris Photo by Blue J Iris
SunshineBoy03.JPGJPG SunshineBoy03.JPG manage 83 K 14 Apr 2014 - 15:23 Main.TLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
Sunshine_Boy_REB_1985_Foster_IB.JPGJPG Sunshine_Boy_REB_1985_Foster_IB.JPG manage 56 K 14 Dec 2009 - 15:44 Main.tasquierloic Photo : Loïc TASQUIER - The Netherlands Zone 7
Sunshine_Boy__byJanLauritzen.jpgjpg Sunshine_Boy__byJanLauritzen.jpg manage 70 K 20 Oct 2010 - 23:55 Main.janlauritzen Taken in my garden in Southern CA
irispurchases2010_038.JPGJPG irispurchases2010_038.JPG manage 32 K 30 Dec 2012 - 01:34 Main.Iriswarehouse iriswarehouse
sunshine-boy1-14.jpgjpg sunshine-boy1-14.jpg manage 110 K 10 May 2014 - 16:39 Main.mikeu by Mike Unser
sunshineboy01.JPGJPG sunshineboy01.JPG manage 749 K 13 Jan 2017 - 15:48 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Glenn Corlew slide collection
sunshineboy04.JPGJPG sunshineboy04.JPG manage 78 K 09 Jul 2014 - 02:38 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
sunshineboy1.jpgjpg sunshineboy1.jpg manage 121 K 28 Jun 2019 - 22:32 Main.TLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
sunshineboy5.jpgjpg sunshineboy5.jpg manage 71 K 02 Nov 2013 - 13:40 Main.TLaurin Photo by Alain Chapelle-France
sunshineboy9.JPGJPG sunshineboy9.JPG manage 164 K 19 Nov 2020 - 15:45 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1991 Schreiners catalogue by Terry Laurin
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