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■(TB) 'Summer Silk'

1971, Gibson

'Summer Silk' (James Gibson, R. 1970). Seedling# 27-5G. TB, 38" (97 cm), Midseason bloom. Ruffled light orange-buff self; red-orange beard. 'April Melody' X sseedling# 2-2PLB. Cooley's 1971. Honorable Mention 1974.

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SUMMER SILK (Gibson '71 ) Each $25.00 In color a very odd shade of chamois or creamy tan, described by some as "pongee" and others as creamy flesh, although it is not in any category of pink. It is a complete self, including the beard and styles. As you will note on our cover picture, all petals are extra wide, the falls almost touching each other. They flare out widely and drop gracefully at the outer rim. No. 27-5G. 34 inches. [Cooley's 1971]
Reported Rebloom in: Netherlands [The 2012 Cumulative Checklist of Reblooming Iris, p. 196]


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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-- JoelleFRANJEULLE - 2010-01-27
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
SummerSilk2BHI16.JPGJPG SummerSilk2BHI16.JPG manage 90 K 07 Feb 2016 - 14:03 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
summersilk.JPGJPG summersilk.JPG manage 547 K 29 Jul 2018 - 01:46 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
summersilk1.jpgjpg summersilk1.jpg manage 125 K 04 Jul 2019 - 21:46 Main.TLaurin Photo by Judy Schneider-The Shady Spot
summersilk9.JPGJPG summersilk9.JPG manage 310 K 04 Oct 2020 - 03:07 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1975 Schreiners catalogue by Terry Laurin
Topic revision: r18 - 13 Oct 2023, Harloiris
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