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■(TB) 'Sooner Serenade'

1984, Shaver

'Sooner Serenade' (Kenneth Shaver by Hooker Nichols, R, 1983). Seedling# 77-30-2. TB, 40" (102 cm). Late midseason bloom. Standards heavily ruffled red violet; falls ruffled cherry black, bordered red violet; bronze beard; pronounced fragrance. (('Melodrama' x 'Wine And Roses') x ('Silver Peak' x 'Storm Warning')) X (('Edenite' x 'Picora Pink') x ('Majorette' x 'Memphis Lass')). Hillcrest Iris 1984. Exhibition Certificate 1982; Honorable Mention 1987.

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photo by Lyn DC, NZSooner Serenade by Marilyn CampbellPhoto by Mike GreenfieldPhoto by Ogden Station Daylilies-AustraliaPhoto by Klaus Burkhardt- Iris Schwertilienoase-GermanyPhoto by Stoney Creek IrisPhoto by Blue J IrisPhoto by Argyle Acres Iris GardensPhoto by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris GardenPhoto by Country Delight IrisPhoto by Country Delight IrisPhoto by Pleasants Valley Iris FarmPhoto by Alain Chapelle-FranceSoonerSerenade flPhoto by Exline Iris GardenPhoto by Marilyn CampbellPhoto by Sandy Ives.


From AIS Bulletin #252, January 1984 Introducing SOONER SERENADE (Kenneth Shaver by H. Nichols) TB 36" M-L. Well branched multi-budded iris with red-violet standards and cherry black falls bordered red-violet; bronze beards. Fertile both ways. (((Melodrama x Wine and Roses) x (Silver Peak x Storm Warning)) X ((Edenite x Picora Pink) x (Majorette x Memphis Lass))). $30.00. Hillcrest 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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-- MichaelGreenfield - 2010-01-08
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
SOONERSERENADE01.JPGJPG SOONERSERENADE01.JPG manage 161 K 07 Dec 2015 - 21:10 TerryLaurin Photo by Klaus Burkhardt- Iris Schwertilienoase-Germany
SOONERSERENADEIMG_7829.JPGJPG SOONERSERENADEIMG_7829.JPG manage 167 K 25 Jan 2012 - 16:24 Main.mshadow Photo by Marilyn Campbell
SoonerSeranade01.jpgjpg SoonerSeranade01.jpg manage 59 K 05 Nov 2014 - 03:10 TerryLaurin Photo by Ogden Station Daylilies-Australia
SoonerSerenade02.jpgjpg SoonerSerenade02.jpg manage 68 K 10 Apr 2014 - 23:56 TerryLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
SoonerSerenade04.jpgjpg SoonerSerenade04.jpg manage 64 K 18 Dec 2015 - 22:50 TerryLaurin Photo by Argyle Acres Iris Gardens
SoonerSerenadeEI.jpgjpg SoonerSerenadeEI.jpg manage 34 K 19 Dec 2012 - 19:32 BetsyHiggins Photo by Exline Iris Garden
SoonerSerenadeSI.JPGJPG SoonerSerenadeSI.JPG manage 276 K 22 Oct 2019 - 14:30 TerryLaurin Photo by Sandy Ives.
SoonerSerenade_fl.jpgjpg SoonerSerenade_fl.jpg manage 56 K 28 Jun 2011 - 04:16 IrisP  
Sooner_Seranade_1282.jpgjpg Sooner_Seranade_1282.jpg manage 69 K 20 Jan 2010 - 17:35 Main.mshadow Sooner Serenade by Marilyn Campbell
Sooner_Serenade.jpgjpg Sooner_Serenade.jpg manage 46 K 08 Jan 2010 - 22:17 MichaelGreenfield Photo by Mike Greenfield
rsz_soonerserenade.jpgjpg rsz_soonerserenade.jpg manage 71 K 13 Jan 2014 - 01:58 Main.Harloiris photo by Lyn DC, NZ
soonerserenade01.jpgjpg soonerserenade01.jpg manage 38 K 18 Jan 2017 - 16:30 TerryLaurin Photo by Stoney Creek Iris
soonerserenade09.JPGJPG soonerserenade09.JPG manage 102 K 31 Aug 2021 - 15:25 TerryLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
soonerserenade3.jpgjpg soonerserenade3.jpg manage 67 K 05 Jan 2016 - 17:24 TerryLaurin Photo by Country Delight Iris
soonerserenade6.jpgjpg soonerserenade6.jpg manage 53 K 09 Apr 2013 - 17:25 TerryLaurin Photo by Country Delight Iris
soonerserenade7.jpgjpg soonerserenade7.jpg manage 66 K 25 Aug 2013 - 02:54 TerryLaurin Photo by Pleasants Valley Iris Farm
soonerserenade8.jpgjpg soonerserenade8.jpg manage 81 K 14 Nov 2013 - 23:15 TerryLaurin Photo by Alain Chapelle-France
Topic revision: r35 - 26 Feb 2023, Harloiris
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