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■(TB) 'Moonlight'

1923, Dykes

'Moonlight' (William Rikatson Dykes), 1923). TB, Midseason bloom. Color Class-W4.

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MOONLIGHT (1923) - I can throughly recommend this mid-season variety. The very large, finely-formed blooms are carried on stout well branched stems, 3 feet high. The pale amber broad standards are finely arched, the falls are straight hanging, smoky sulphury yellow, with heavy greenish gold reticulations at the haft, with a striking broad yellow lemon beard. Very strong scented. quite distinct in colour and a real acquisition. The Dykes Irises catalog, 1929.
From Quality Gardens catalog 1931:MOONLIGHT (Dykes 1923) E. 36" F. The very large, finely formed flowers are carried on straight, well branched stems. A warm French gray, slightly shaded blue, and touched with green and yellow lights. A very beautiful flower. Very aptly named, as the color is moonlight. We strongly recommend this to all our customers. $1.00.
MOONLIGHT (Dykes). Creamy amber with heavy greenish gold reticulations. Broad lemon yellow beard. Scented. Fine for massing. Early. 30-inch. 20c; 3 for 40c. Carl Salbach iris, 1938.


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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-- Main.RPries - 2010-12-15
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
IMG_7504.jpgjpg IMG_7504.jpg manage 310 K 21 Dec 2018 - 02:29 Main.davepote Photo by David Potembski, Presby 2016
Moonlight.jpgjpg Moonlight.jpg manage 31 K 15 Dec 2010 - 18:05 UnknownUser Courtesy of Mike Lowe from original HIPS website
Moonlight_fl.jpgjpg Moonlight_fl.jpg manage 73 K 18 Feb 2011 - 13:46 IrisP  
moonlight.JPGJPG moonlight.JPG manage 508 K 13 Jul 2018 - 03:10 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
moonlight1.JPGJPG moonlight1.JPG manage 483 K 13 Jul 2018 - 03:11 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
moonlight2.JPGJPG moonlight2.JPG manage 106 K 18 Jun 2020 - 01:27 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
moonlight3.JPGJPG moonlight3.JPG manage 124 K 18 Jun 2020 - 01:27 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
Topic revision: r20 - 28 Dec 2023, Harloiris
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