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■(TB) 'Butterscotch Kiss'

1957, Plough

'Butterscotch Kiss' (Gordon Plough, R. 1955). Seedling# 51-129-7. TB, 36" (91 cm), Late midseason bloom. Color Class-Y1, Yellow self in effect (barium, 503/1 Wilson), orchid infusion, gold-dust glitter over all; yellow intensified in heart and on edges. Plough seedling# 49-67: ('Cascade Splendor' x 'Honeyflow') x 'Twenty Grand'. Iris Test Gardens, Eden Road 1957. High Commendation 1955; Honorable Mention 1957; Judges Choice 1958; Award of Merit 1959.

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Image from 1957 Eden Road catalogButterscotch KissPhoto by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris GardenPhoto by Kelways-United KingdomPhoto scanned from the 1970 CooleyPhoto by Iris of Sissinghurst, UK


From Iris Test Garden catalog, 1958: BUTTERSCOTCH KISS. (Plough 1957). M.L. 36 inches. No. 51-129-7. (Cascade Splendor x Honeyflow) x (Twenty Grand). Sib to Caribou Trail. A much sought after creation. The general effect is butterscotch-yellow with a gold dust glitter over all. In some lights there appears to be an orchid infusion. The closest color by Wilson is Barium 503/1. There is an intensification of yellow in the heart of the flower and on the petal edges. The large flowers are heavily substanced with the edges of the petals very heavily laced. Stock still very scarce. H. C. 1955. H. M. 1957. $35.00.
From Rainbow Hybridizing Gardens catalog 1963: BUTTERSCOTCH KISS (Plough '57) ML-36". Full sister seedling to Caribou Trail shown in color. This is more of a golden butterscotch yellow, with a gold dust glitter all over. Yellow intensified in heart of flower & along petal edges. Heavily substanced; very heavily laced. Fertile both ways. JC'58; AM'59. (Cascade Splendor x Honeyflow) X Twenty Grand). Regularly $7.50; on $10 order $4.95; on $25 order $3.95.


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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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Butterscotch Kiss TB 1957 Eden Road.pngpng Butterscotch Kiss TB 1957 Eden Road.png manage 554 K 07 Feb 2024 - 19:02 EdenSprings Image from 1957 Eden Road catalog
ButterscotchKiss01.JPGJPG ButterscotchKiss01.JPG manage 64 K 21 Nov 2014 - 21:50 TerryLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
ButterscotchKissIOS.jpgjpg ButterscotchKissIOS.jpg manage 15 K 10 Dec 2011 - 22:14 BetsyHiggins Photo by Iris of Sissinghurst, UK
Butterscotch_Kiss.JPGJPG Butterscotch_Kiss.JPG manage 67 K 31 Jan 2011 - 15:45 IrisP  
butterscotchkiss01.jpgjpg butterscotchkiss01.jpg manage 70 K 25 Feb 2016 - 03:33 TerryLaurin Photo by Kelways-United Kingdom
butterscotchkiss1.JPGJPG butterscotchkiss1.JPG manage 153 K 26 May 2020 - 02:07 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the 1970 Cooley's Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
Topic revision: r21 - 07 Feb 2024, Harloiris
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