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■(TB) 'Sky King Returns'

2003, Lauer

'Sky King Returns' (Larry Lauer, R. 2003). Seedling# 657-1R. TB, 39" (99 cm), Late bloom and re-bloom. Standards mimosa yellow (RHS 8C), rim darker; style arms canary yellow (9C); falls mineral violet (85B), rim yellow ochre (165D); beards yellow to orange in throat, violet at end; ruffled; pronounced sweet fragrance. Seedling# 91-143-1R: (seedling# 87-48-3: ('Edith Wolford' x 'Breakers') x 'Mother Earth') X seedling# 91-204-22: (seedling# 86-12, unknown, x seedling# 88-79: ('Adventuress' x 'Summer Magic')). Lauer 2003.

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Awaiting original catalog description


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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-- MichaelGreenfield - 2010-01-08
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SkyKingReturns02.jpgjpg SkyKingReturns02.jpg manage 76 K 10 Apr 2014 - 22:20 Main.TLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
SkyKingReturns03.jpgjpg SkyKingReturns03.jpg manage 83 K 10 Apr 2014 - 22:20 Main.TLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
Sky_KingReturns04.jpgjpg Sky_KingReturns04.jpg manage 38 K 30 Mar 2015 - 20:32 Main.TLaurin Photo by Elladan McLeester
Sky_King_Returns.jpgjpg Sky_King_Returns.jpg manage 46 K 08 Jan 2010 - 21:28 MichaelGreenfield Photo by John Bruce
skyking01.JPGJPG skyking01.JPG manage 75 K 21 Jan 2015 - 03:34 Main.TLaurin Photo by Kate Brewitt-Aurora Borealis Iris Garden, Aurora, ON Canada
skyking02.jpgjpg skyking02.jpg manage 79 K 10 May 2015 - 19:56 Main.TLaurin Photo by Burgard Iris Farm
skyking_return-_1.JPGJPG skyking_return-_1.JPG manage 82 K 20 Feb 2012 - 16:05 LoicTasquier Photo taken in the Netherlands - Zone 7 by Loïc Tasquier
skykingreturns01.jpgjpg skykingreturns01.jpg manage 67 K 08 Nov 2014 - 04:10 Main.TLaurin Photo by Country Delight Iris
skykingreturns08.jpgjpg skykingreturns08.jpg manage 80 K 06 Jul 2013 - 17:32 Main.TLaurin Photo by Lauer's Flowers
skykingreturns10.JPGJPG skykingreturns10.JPG manage 46 K 28 Aug 2013 - 14:38 Main.TLaurin Photo by Aitken's Salmon Creek Garden
skykingreturns6.jpgjpg skykingreturns6.jpg manage 46 K 18 Nov 2017 - 03:50 Main.TLaurin Photo by Gintaras Kilmaitis-Irisu Pasaulis-Lithuania
skykingreturns7.jpgjpg skykingreturns7.jpg manage 31 K 09 Apr 2013 - 15:53 Main.TLaurin Photo by Country Delight Iris
skykingreturns9.jpgjpg skykingreturns9.jpg manage 73 K 31 Mar 2023 - 02:39 Main.TLaurin Photo by Alain Chapelle-Jardin d'Iris de Bubry-France
skykingreturnsSPI.jpgjpg skykingreturnsSPI.jpg manage 38 K 08 Apr 2010 - 15:38 Main.mshadow Picture by Snowpeak Iris
skykingreturnsrhoades.jpgjpg skykingreturnsrhoades.jpg manage 170 K 01 Feb 2022 - 19:22 Main.TLaurin Photo by Martha Rhoades
Topic revision: r31 - 31 Mar 2023, Harloiris
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