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■(TB) 'Colorado Sunshine'

1978, Magee

'Colorado Sunshine' (Tom Magee, R. 1975). Seedling# 7221A. TB, 35" (89 cm), Late midseason bloom. Standards pale yellow with yellow veining originating at midribs, touch of bright yellow on each side at base of midrib; falls ivory with yellow haft markings, extending narrowly on rim edge; ivory beard, tip grading to orange at center; heavily ruffled. 'Kingdom' X 'Tycoon's Gold'. Wedow Iris 1978. Honorable Mention 1980; Award of Merit 1982; President's Cup 1982; Favorite Guest 1982.

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Photo by C T Iris PatchPhoto by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.Colorado Sunshine submitted by


From AIS Bulletin #229, Spring 1978 Introducing COLORADO SUNSHINE (Magee '78). TB, 35", ML. Bright white waves of mile high sunlight. Upright pale yellow standards. Wide, flaring, ivory falls. Gold sunbeams radiate to touch strong midrib, stripe large ivory stylearm, splash at haft extending narrowly down top edge of falls, and to accent ivory beard with orange-gold at throat. Underside gold falls exposed by up-waving ruffles. Falls and standards have bountiful, heavy ruffles. (Kingdom X Tycoon's Gold). EC 1977, HC 1977. $25.00. Wedow Iris Garden.


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
ColoradoSunshine01.jpgjpg ColoradoSunshine01.jpg manage 44 K 01 Oct 2014 - 03:39 TerryLaurin Photo by C&T Iris Patch
coloradosunshine01.JPGJPG coloradosunshine01.JPG manage 561 K 06 May 2018 - 03:10 TerryLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
coloradosunshine02.JPGJPG coloradosunshine02.JPG manage 588 K 06 May 2018 - 03:11 TerryLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
coloradosunshine03.JPGJPG coloradosunshine03.JPG manage 601 K 06 May 2018 - 03:13 TerryLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
iris-ColoradoSunshine-L1060944.jpgjpg iris-ColoradoSunshine-L1060944.jpg manage 71 K 01 Jun 2011 - 15:52 Main.newdaygardens Colorado Sunshine submitted by
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