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■(TB) 'Solano'

1974, Luihn

'Solano' (Walter Luihn, R. 1973). Seedling# 71-1. TB, 36" (91 cm), Very early to early bloom. Lemon yellow self; self beard. 'New Moon' X (('Gracie Pfost' x 'Orange Parade') x 'Spanish Gift'). Luihn 1974. Honorable Mention 1975.

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From AIS Bulletin #213 April 1974 Introducing SOLANO (Luihn '74). Sdlg. 71-1. New Moon X ((Gracie Pfost x Orange Parade) x Spanish Gift). TB, VE-E, 36". Here is a vibrant sunny yellow to usher in the long-awaited iris season. It blooms very early and stays in bloom over a long period of time, and is one of the very few yellow irises which does not burn in our climate. It has inherited all of the good qualities of its pod parent-the tall, stiff stems, good branching and substance plus better than average increase. Its domed standards and wide, fluted falls are a luscious shade of lemon yellow with a wide self beard. $25.00. Luihn's Iris Garden.


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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-- RolandDejoux - 2010-01-01
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Solano.jpgjpg Solano.jpg manage 17 K 10 Nov 2010 - 19:24 ColleenModra Colleen Modra Photo
Solano01.JPGJPG Solano01.JPG manage 93 K 06 Dec 2014 - 15:36 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Solano02.JPGJPG Solano02.JPG manage 83 K 31 Aug 2021 - 15:16 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Solano3.jpgjpg Solano3.jpg manage 507 K 19 Jan 2017 - 16:34 Main.TLaurin Photo by Sunshine Iris Nursery-Australia
Solano4.jpgjpg Solano4.jpg manage 51 K 19 Oct 2013 - 20:47 Main.TLaurin Photo by Sunshine Iris Nursery-Australia
Solano5.jpgjpg Solano5.jpg manage 48 K 04 Feb 2014 - 20:23 Main.TLaurin Photo by Yarrabee Garden & Iris-Australia
Solano__Luihn_1974.JPGJPG Solano__Luihn_1974.JPG manage 63 K 01 Jan 2010 - 10:14 Main.Laymont+ by Dejoux in my garden : sud-ouest France
Solano_fl.jpgjpg Solano_fl.jpg manage 46 K 20 Feb 2011 - 18:47 IrisP  
solano01.jpgjpg solano01.jpg manage 75 K 11 Feb 2015 - 03:53 Main.TLaurin Photo by Riverina Iris Farm-Australia
solano02.jpgjpg solano02.jpg manage 239 K 03 Dec 2019 - 14:41 Main.TLaurin Photo by Riverina Iris Farm-Australia
solano1.JPGJPG solano1.JPG manage 1 MB 09 Jan 2017 - 21:45 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Glenn Corlew slide collection
Topic revision: r25 - 22 Aug 2023, dougchyz
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