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■(TB) 'Solid Gold'

1951, Kleinsorge

'Solid Gold' (Rudolph Kleinsorge, 1951) TB 36"+ (90 cm). (yellow seedling# 338 X 'Ola Kala'), Honorable Mention 1951

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References:

From Iris Test Garden Catalog, 1955: SOLID GOLD. (Kleinsorge, 1951). A new yellow that we believe to be superior to any other. It is impossible to do this fine flower justice in words. It has size, form, finish and substance but to climax all this let's try to describe the color. It is the deepest tone possible in a pure yellow, with tremendous carrying qualities and brilliance for the garden. Fine branching coupled with splendid growing habits. Vigorous and floriferous. Midseason. 36inches. H.M., A.I.S., 1951. $9.00.
From Cooley's Gardens catalog for 1951: "We have not introduced a yellow self from this hybridizer since 1944, when Goldbeater was brought out. There have been two or three times when certain superior yellows were marked for naming, and then a new one would come into flower and excel them. This one seems to be the "ultimate". It is difficult to explain, in cold words, how this Iris is superior to any yellow we have ever seen. But it surely is just that ... the deepest yellow imaginable, huge in size, very wide at the haft, ideally formed. Height over three feet, see page 43."
 
 

Culture

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.
FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION Here

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-- MikeUnser - 2009-11-15
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solid-gold1-09.jpgjpg solid-gold1-09.jpg manage 30 K 15 Nov 2009 - 20:22 Main.mikeu Solid Gold by Mike Unser
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solid-gold3-20.jpgjpg solid-gold3-20.jpg manage 277 K 16 Nov 2020 - 06:35 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
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solid-gold8-20.jpgjpg solid-gold8-20.jpg manage 299 K 16 Nov 2020 - 06:34 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
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solidgold01.JPGJPG solidgold01.JPG manage 427 K 26 Jul 2018 - 20:57 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
solidgold02.JPGJPG solidgold02.JPG manage 545 K 26 Jul 2018 - 20:59 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
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solidgold09.JPGJPG solidgold09.JPG manage 78 K 31 Aug 2021 - 15:18 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
solidgold8.JPGJPG solidgold8.JPG manage 357 K 15 Feb 2021 - 03:24 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1955 Cooley's Iris Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
solidgold9.JPGJPG solidgold9.JPG manage 390 K 20 Jan 2021 - 14:00 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1965 Cooley's Iris Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
Topic revision: r16 - 31 Aug 2021, TLaurin
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