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■(TB) 'October Sun'

1977, Niswonger

'October Sun' (O. David Niswonger, R. 1977). Seedling# 1-75. TB, 32" (81 cm). Midseason bloom and rebloom (October in Missouri). Full yellow self; yellow beard. 'Grand Baroque' X 'Swift River'. Niswonger 1977.

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From AIS Bulletin #225 Spring 1977 Introducing OCTOBER SUN (Niswonger '77). 1-75: Grand Baroque X Swift River. TB & RE, Mid. and Oct., 32", fertile both ways, FYI. This is a full yellow self with nice proportions. It's being introduced primarily to be used in breeding remontants in order to add quality to this group of irises. It won't rebloom much further north than southern Missouri. $15.00. Cape Iris Gardens.


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.

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Topic attachments
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
OctoberSun01.jpgjpg OctoberSun01.jpg manage 32 K 04 Nov 2014 - 21:32 Main.TLaurin Photo by Ogden Station Daylilies
OctoberSun02.jpgjpg OctoberSun02.jpg manage 80 K 07 Apr 2015 - 15:11 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the John Weiler slide collection
OctoberSun_DSD_7785.JPG2.jpgjpg OctoberSun_DSD_7785.JPG2.jpg manage 195 K 25 Jan 2021 - 14:09 SharleneSutter growing at www.dasIrisFeld.ch in Oetlishausen, Switzerland - photo by Sharlene Sutter
october_sun_fl.jpgjpg october_sun_fl.jpg manage 39 K 13 Aug 2012 - 01:57 IrisP  
octobersun02.jpgjpg octobersun02.jpg manage 65 K 22 Dec 2018 - 15:06 Main.TLaurin Photo by Kelways-United Kingdom.
Topic revision: r17 - 27 Mar 2022, TLaurin
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