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■(TB) 'Acapulco Sunset'

1988, Nichols

'Acapulco Sunset' (Hooker Nichols, R. 1988). Seedling 8852A. TB, 36" (91 cm), Midseason late bloom. Ruffled dark yellow; red orange beard. 'Academy Awards' X 'Flaming Victory'. Hillcrest Iris 1993. Honorable Mention 1995, Award of Merit 1997.

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From AIS Bulletin #289 April 1993 Introducing ACAPULCO SUNSET (H. Nichols) TB 36" M-L. A very beautiful dark yellow self with orange-red beards. Very ruffled with show stalk branching. Fertile both ways. (Academy Awards X Flaming Victory). Producing fine seedlings. $35.00. Hillcrest Iris 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.

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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
AcapulcoSunset01.JPGJPG AcapulcoSunset01.JPG manage 42 K 17 Aug 2014 - 14:36 Main.TLaurin Photo by Comanche Acres Iris Gardens
AcapulcoSunset02.JPGJPG AcapulcoSunset02.JPG manage 29 K 01 Oct 2014 - 01:19 Main.TLaurin Photo by C&T Iris Patch
AcapulcoSunsetIO.JPGJPG AcapulcoSunsetIO.JPG manage 23 K 25 Feb 2011 - 19:44 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Iris Oasis
AcapulcoSunsetN.jpgjpg AcapulcoSunsetN.jpg manage 27 K 21 Oct 2011 - 13:08 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Nola's Iris Garden
Acapulco_Sunset_fl.jpgjpg Acapulco_Sunset_fl.jpg manage 63 K 02 Mar 2011 - 05:32 IrisP  
acapulcosunset4.jpgjpg acapulcosunset4.jpg manage 62 K 02 Nov 2013 - 14:28 Main.TLaurin Photo by Alain Chapelle-France
acosun02.JPGJPG acosun02.JPG manage 106 K 23 Jun 2014 - 17:29 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
acosun03.JPGJPG acosun03.JPG manage 69 K 23 Jun 2014 - 17:31 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
axapulcosunset1.JPGJPG axapulcosunset1.JPG manage 86 K 16 Apr 2020 - 13:15 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 2006/07 Comanche Acres Iris Gardens catalog by Terry Laurin
Topic revision: r19 - 30 Mar 2022, TLaurin
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