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■(TB) 'Gay Lights'

1965, Schreiner

'Gay Lights' (Schreiner, R. 1964). Seedling# R-955-A. TB, 35" (89 cm), Late midseason bloom. Color Class-Y5, Standards blended copper-bronze; falls lighter, rich molten-yellow without orange. (('Watchfire' x 'Argus Pheasant') x 'Inca Chief') X 'Spellbound'. Schreiner 1965. Honorable Mention 1966.

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References:

Awaiting original catalog description.
Historic Iris Preservation Society gallery link.
 

Culture

Quick Summary of Cultural Directions

FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION Sort
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 - 2011-03-07

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-- RolandDejoux - 2009-12-17
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gay_lights.jpgjpg gay_lights.jpg manage 23 K 02 Jan 2011 - 11:22 JoelleFRANJEULLE  
gaylights-jb.jpgjpg gaylights-jb.jpg manage 71 K 12 Mar 2013 - 22:44 Main.Harloiris photo courtesy Lyn DC, NZ
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gaylights1.jpgjpg gaylights1.jpg manage 35 K 29 Nov 2018 - 03:56 TerryLaurin Photo by Iriszkert Szasz-Hungary.
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