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■(TB) 'Gold Speculator'

1993, Williamson

'Gold Speculator' (Bryce Williamson, R. 1993). Seedling# A-18-A. TB, 34" (86 cm), Early midseason bloom. Dark sunfast yellow gold, self beards; slight fragrance. 'Gold Galore' X 'Speculator'. Pacific Coast Hybridizers 1993. Honorable Mention 1997.

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From AIS Bulletin #289 April 1993 Introducing Gold Speculator (Bryce Williamson '93). This sunfast yellowgold from Gold Calore X Speculator has orbicular form and inherited the good branching and bud count of its pod parent and the lavish ruffling of its pollen parent. $35.00. Pacific Coast Hybridizers.


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.

-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07

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-- BetsyHiggins - 2011-01-02
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Gold-SpeculatorNN.jpgjpg Gold-SpeculatorNN.jpg manage 20 K 07 Nov 2011 - 16:00 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Nola's Iris Garden
GoldSpeculator12BHI.jpgjpg GoldSpeculator12BHI.jpg manage 88 K 20 Apr 2012 - 18:10 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
GoldSpeculatorBJ.JPGJPG GoldSpeculatorBJ.JPG manage 75 K 12 Feb 2012 - 16:07 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Blue J Iris
GoldSpeculatorSI.JPGJPG GoldSpeculatorSI.JPG manage 179 K 14 Apr 2019 - 20:27 Main.TLaurin Photo by Sandy Ives.
goldspeculator01.JPGJPG goldspeculator01.JPG manage 62 K 07 May 2020 - 14:53 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1995 Stockton Iris Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
goldspeculator3.jpgjpg goldspeculator3.jpg manage 499 K 12 Aug 2017 - 02:57 Main.TLaurin Photo by Les Jardin du Chateau Vullierens-Switzerland
goldspeculator4.jpegjpeg goldspeculator4.jpeg manage 16 K 22 Sep 2013 - 19:29 Main.TLaurin Photo by Portes Des Iris-Switzerland
goldspeculator5.jpgjpg goldspeculator5.jpg manage 75 K 09 Nov 2013 - 14:15 Main.TLaurin Photo by Alain Chapelle-France
Topic revision: r17 - 05 Jan 2022, Harloiris
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