■(TB) 'Autumn Twilight'
(G. P. Brown
, R. 1971). TB, 33" (84 cm), Midseason bloom and re-bloom. Standards brownish yellow; falls light yellow. 'Autumn Sunset'
X 'September Sparkler'
. Brown's Everblooming Iris 1958.
| From Rainbow Hybridizing Gardens catalog 1964: AUTUMN TWILIGHT (Brown '48) ++ ++ L-32". One of Percy's persistent re bloomers. Exceedingly colorful. See color plate. Great numbers of large flowers with sparkling golden cream standards, bright orchid pink falls. Re-blooms heavily from Aug. to Nov. Dependable fall bloomer even in cold climates. Lots of good pollen. A real find! Has many fine re-blooming descendants, including Fall Sunshine '61, Gold of Autumn '61, Autumn Snowdrift, Green Dragon. Regularly $2.50; on $10 order $1.80; on $25 order $1.55
| From Fairmount Gardens 1948 catalog: AUTUMN TWILIGHT-(Brown 1948) L. A fall blooming iris that is dependable in flowering even in New England, where most of these do not perform well on account of our shorter season. The closed standards are ecru in color, with no veining, and have a sparkling finish. The semi-drooping falls are lavender in the center, bordered with a brown edging. Hafts ecru with lavender reticulations. Blooms in August, September, and October. Floriferous and increases rapidly. Well branched with nine buds. 32 in. $8.00.
| NOTE: 1979 Check List shows introduction date of 1958. Iris Register shows introduction date of 1945. See document below taken from the HIPS Newsletter, ROOTS - Spring 1997, Volume 10, Issue 1 for explanation.
Quick Summary of Cultural Directions
| FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION
| 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.
- 21 Apr 2019
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