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■(TB) 'Autumn Twilight'

1971, Brown

'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.

See below:

Autumn twi-re. 2.JPGAutumn Twi-re. stem.jpgAutumnTwilight - Roots-Spring 97.pdfAutumnTwilight01.jpgautumntwilight02.jpgAutumnTwilight02.JPGAutumnTwilight03.jpgautumntwilight5.JPGautumntwilight50.jpgautumntwilight51.JPGautumntwilight53.JPGautumntwilight54.JPGautumntwilight9.JPG


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

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.

BobPries - 21 Apr 2019

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-- BetsyHiggins - 2010-09-19
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
AutumnTwilight - Roots-Spring 97.pdfpdf AutumnTwilight - Roots-Spring 97.pdf manage 1 MB 19 Apr 2021 - 13:35 UnknownUser Chronology of the iris' introduction
AutumnTwilight01.jpgjpg AutumnTwilight01.jpg manage 56 K 26 Nov 2013 - 03:11 UnknownUser Photo by Sans Souci Nursery
AutumnTwilight02.JPGJPG AutumnTwilight02.JPG manage 112 K 04 Dec 2016 - 19:20 UnknownUser Photo by Judy Schneider-The Shady Spot
AutumnTwilight03.jpgjpg AutumnTwilight03.jpg manage 115 K 09 Jul 2019 - 21:13 UnknownUser Photo by Judy Schneider-The Shady Spot
Autumn_Twi-re._stem.jpgjpg Autumn_Twi-re._stem.jpg manage 414 K 20 Oct 2016 - 18:11 DaveinPA Rebloom stem showing the many buds
Autumn_twi-re._2.JPGJPG Autumn_twi-re._2.JPG manage 1 MB 20 Oct 2016 - 18:11 DaveinPA Twin blossoms, Oct. 2016, Zone 6a
autumntwilight02.jpgjpg autumntwilight02.jpg manage 47 K 21 Aug 2014 - 02:05 UnknownUser Photo by Iris City Gardens
autumntwilight5.JPGJPG autumntwilight5.JPG manage 185 K 11 Jul 2023 - 01:40 UnknownUser Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
autumntwilight50.jpgjpg autumntwilight50.jpg manage 156 K 29 Jul 2023 - 11:30 UnknownUser Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
autumntwilight51.JPGJPG autumntwilight51.JPG manage 270 K 30 Jul 2023 - 02:49 UnknownUser Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
autumntwilight53.JPGJPG autumntwilight53.JPG manage 166 K 20 Aug 2023 - 02:02 UnknownUser Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens-reblooming August 2023
autumntwilight54.JPGJPG autumntwilight54.JPG manage 194 K 26 Nov 2023 - 14:18 UnknownUser Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens-reblooming September 2023
autumntwilight9.JPGJPG autumntwilight9.JPG manage 88 K 10 Aug 2021 - 19:46 UnknownUser Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Topic revision: r28 - 26 Nov 2023, TLaurin
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