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■(TB) 'Summer Olympics'

1976, Smith

'Summer Olympics' (Raymond G. Smith, R. 1976). Seedling# 7603AF. TB, 30" (76 cm). Early bloom and rebloom. Standards brilliant greenish yellow (Nickerson 7.5Y 9/8); falls white, yellow (7.5Y 8/12) hafts; orange beard; heavily ruffled. Seedling# 7311B: (seedling# 6725AR x 'Winter Olympics') X seedling# 7273AR: (( 'Rippling Waters' x seedling# 121BR) x 'Winter Olympics'). R. G. Smith 1980.

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P1360872-X2 summer olympics.jpgsummerolympics01.jpgSummerOlympics02.JPGsummerolympics02.jpgsummerolympics03.jpgSummerOlympics04.jpgsummerolympics1.JPGsummerolympics2.jpgsummerolympics3.jpgsummerolympics4.jpgsummerolympics5.jpgsummerolympics50.JPGSummerOlympics DSD 9238.JPGSummerOlympicsBJI.jpgsummerolympicsrhoades.jpgsummerolympicsrhoades1.JPGTbSummerOlympics13SC.jpg


From AIS Bulletin #237 April 1980 Introducing SUMMER OLYMPICS (1980). A brilliant greenish yellow reblooming self. Huge, great increase, a super iris. $30.00. Raymond Smith.
From Zurbrigg's 1988 Avonbank Gardens catalog: SUMMER OLYMPICS (Raymond Smith 80) 32" E & RE Indiana (late Oct. in VA). S greenish yellow; F white with yellow hafts. This is a large, wide iris of much quality. It has much to offer the hybridizer (and I have used it a lot), including ruffling. (sdlg. x Winter Olympics) X (Rippling Waters sdlg. x Wr. Olympics). $3


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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SummerOlympicsBJI.jpgjpg SummerOlympicsBJI.jpg manage 68 K 07 Apr 2012 - 21:56 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Blue J Iris
SummerOlympics_DSD_9238.JPGJPG SummerOlympics_DSD_9238.JPG manage 338 K 17 Jan 2022 - 18:31 SharleneSutter in Oetlishausen, Switzerland - photo by Sharlene Sutter
TbSummerOlympics13SC.jpgjpg TbSummerOlympics13SC.jpg manage 76 K 09 Mar 2014 - 15:22 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Stoney Creek Iris Garden
summerolympics01.jpgjpg summerolympics01.jpg manage 68 K 29 Jun 2015 - 20:30 UnknownUser Photo by Exline Iris Garden
summerolympics02.jpgjpg summerolympics02.jpg manage 67 K 22 Dec 2014 - 17:43 UnknownUser Photo by Exline Iris Garden
summerolympics03.jpgjpg summerolympics03.jpg manage 47 K 28 Jan 2016 - 15:04 UnknownUser Photo by Iris City Gardens
summerolympics1.JPGJPG summerolympics1.JPG manage 331 K 26 Jan 2017 - 22:11 UnknownUser Photo by Elizabeth Rieniets
summerolympics2.jpgjpg summerolympics2.jpg manage 462 K 12 Aug 2017 - 03:24 UnknownUser Photo by Les Jardin du Chateau Vullierens-Switzerland
summerolympics3.jpgjpg summerolympics3.jpg manage 81 K 14 Jul 2013 - 02:37 UnknownUser Photo by Schreiner's Iris Gardens
summerolympics4.jpgjpg summerolympics4.jpg manage 70 K 22 Dec 2018 - 20:40 UnknownUser Photo by Kelways-United Kingdom.
summerolympics5.jpgjpg summerolympics5.jpg manage 136 K 05 Jun 2019 - 19:48 UnknownUser Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
summerolympics50.JPGJPG summerolympics50.JPG manage 158 K 12 Mar 2022 - 04:28 UnknownUser Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
summerolympicsrhoades.jpgjpg summerolympicsrhoades.jpg manage 278 K 01 Feb 2022 - 13:30 UnknownUser Photo by Martha Rhoades
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Topic revision: r32 - 25 Aug 2022, EdenSprings
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