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■(SIB) 'Solar Energy'

2014, Schafer/Sacks

'Solar Energy' (Marty Schafer and Jan Sacks, R. 2014). Seedling S07-69-10. SIB, 25" (64 cm), Midseason bloom. Standards cream (RHS 158 B/C); style arms pale yellow tips, midribs darker (10A); falls deep yellow (darker than 12A), ¼" cream to pale yellow rims, deep yellow signal; slight sweet fragrance. S03-42E-10, 'Colonel Mustard' sibling X seedling S03-35-1: (seedling S99-65-12: (seedling S97-36B-1: ('Summer Revels' x 'Tom Schaefer') x seedling S96-67-10, 'Lady's Chain' sibling) x seedling S0073-1, 'Trip to Paris' sibling). Joe Pye Weed 2014. Honorable Mention 2018.

Synonym: Selling Name Peacock Butterfly 'Solar Energy'

See below:

Photo by K. Brewitt - 2018 Siberian/Species Conv. Hunt Valley, MDPhoto by Kate Brewitt-2015 Siberian/Species ConventionPhoto by Kate Brewitt-2015 Siberian/Species ConventionPhoto by Kate Brewitt-2015 Siberian/Species ConventionPhoto by Joe Pye WeedPhoto by Carl Boro taken at 2015 AIS ConventionPhoto by Joe Pye WeedPhoto by Janet Sacks-Joe Pye WeedPhoto by AitkenPhoto by Kate Brewitt-taken at 2015 Siberian/Species ConventionPhoto by Martha Rhoades-Taken at 2015 AIS National Convention -Schreiner
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References:

From Joe Pye Weed catalog, 2014: SOLAR ENERGY - SIBERIAN. Schafer/Sacks (Seedling No. S0?-69-10), 25", M. Years ago we set a goal to make a Siberian with a yellow thumbprint. This iris meets that goal and goes beyond what we hoped for. It has wonderful form, substance and personality with cream standards, light yellow styles, deep yellow falls, and a wide cream rim. A good clump with medium sized flowers, two branches with four buds, and a succession of stalks for a long bloom. Sibling to Colonel Mustard X (((Summer Revels x Tom Schaefer) x sib to Lady's Chain) x sib to Trip To Paris). $35.00
 


Cultivation

Quick Summary of Cultural Directions

FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION Sort
Hardiness Zones 3-8 for most varieties, Some Siberian cultivars tolerate colder, others tolerate warmer zones (please comment in comment box with your location if this cultivar grows well in zone 3, 9, or 10.)
Exposure Prefers full sun for optimal performance, may still bloom in half-day shade
Water: Prefers well drained but moist good garden soil, More tolerant of dry conditions in established plants, Prefers moist conditions especially in Spring bloom season.
PH Average garden solis 6.1 to 7.5,
Fertilizer Prefers rich conditions on organic soils.

-- BobPries - 2011-03-07

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-- BobPries - 2011-03-07
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SIBSolarEnergy18.JPGJPG SIBSolarEnergy18.JPG manage 217 K 22 Jul 2018 - 18:22 TerryLaurin Photo by K. Brewitt - 2018 Siberian/Species Conv. Hunt Valley, MD
SolarEnergy01.jpgjpg SolarEnergy01.jpg manage 64 K 29 Apr 2014 - 02:33 TerryLaurin Photo by Joe Pye Weed's Garden
SolarEnergy02.jpgjpg SolarEnergy02.jpg manage 69 K 29 Apr 2014 - 02:36 TerryLaurin Photo by Joe Pye Weed's Garden
SolarEnergy020.JPGJPG SolarEnergy020.JPG manage 306 K 26 Feb 2024 - 14:03 TerryLaurin Photo by Janet Sacks-Joe Pye Weed's Garden
solarenegy1.JPGJPG solarenegy1.JPG manage 263 K 27 Mar 2017 - 14:28 TerryLaurin Photo by Kate Brewitt-2015 Siberian/Species Convention
solarenegy2.JPGJPG solarenegy2.JPG manage 252 K 27 Mar 2017 - 14:29 TerryLaurin Photo by Kate Brewitt-2015 Siberian/Species Convention
solarenegy3.JPGJPG solarenegy3.JPG manage 263 K 27 Mar 2017 - 14:31 TerryLaurin Photo by Kate Brewitt-2015 Siberian/Species Convention
solarenergy01.jpgjpg solarenergy01.jpg manage 64 K 29 Jul 2015 - 15:36 TerryLaurin Photo by Carl Boro taken at 2015 AIS Convention
solarenergy09.jpgjpg solarenergy09.jpg manage 57 K 08 Aug 2021 - 16:02 TerryLaurin Photo by Aitken's Salmon Creek Garden
solarenergy30.JPGJPG solarenergy30.JPG manage 156 K 01 Aug 2022 - 22:05 TerryLaurin Photo by Kate Brewitt-taken at 2015 Siberian/Species Convention
solarenergyrhoades.jpgjpg solarenergyrhoades.jpg manage 116 K 30 Jan 2022 - 13:56 TerryLaurin Photo by Martha Rhoades-Taken at 2015 AIS National Convention -Schreiner's Iris Gardens
Topic revision: r19 - 26 Feb 2024, TerryLaurin
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