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■(TB) 'Summer Sunshine'

1972, Gibson

'Summer Sunshine' (James Gibson, R. 1971). Seedling# 83-6A. TB, 35" (89 cm), Midseason bloom. Standards copper; falls light yellow ground, white signal patch, copper rim; orange beard; ruffled. Seedling# 68-2PB: (('Henna Stitches' x 'Wild Ginger') x sibling) X seedling# 37-4PL. Gibson 1972. Honorable Mention 1973; Award of Merit 1975.

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From AIS Bulletin #205 April 1972 Introducing SUMMER SUNSHINE '72. M. 35". $25.00. The copper and gold brilliance of this ruffled fluted and serrated plicata is a delight to see. We have seen it even more beautiful in the autumn. The standards are a brilliant ruffled copper shaded gold. The falls are a light bright yellow, with a white signal patch, rimmed by the same brilliant copper color of the standards. The speckles and stitches in this rim is further enhanced by a fine fluting and ruffling. We have never seen a more brilliant plicata. The beard is an orange-yellow. Blooms 5" x 6". Seedling #83-6A. Gibson's Iris Garden.
If you prefer those warm tan or amber colors, 83-6A will be most satisfying. Its well-formed ruffled standards are amber; the falls are white blended yellow, edged deep amber. [Jones, Bennett C. (1972). Oregon in ’72, American Iris Society Bulletin 204(January 1972), 19.]
SUMMER SUNSHINE (Gibson) - Also a rebloomer for some, this honey-brown on yellow plic has nice form with the finishing touch of lace. Taller and much more dependable than the finicky, inconsistent Dykes winner, KILT LILT. [Perry Dyer, “A Tall bearded Collection for the Beginner”, The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 237 (April 1980): 37.]
Reported Rebloom in: California, Kentucky, Missouri, Oklahoma, British Columbia USDA Zone 6,9 [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
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summersunshine01.jpgjpg summersunshine01.jpg manage 47 K 11 Dec 2018 - 22:49 Main.TLaurin Photo by Iriszkert Szasz-Hungary.
summersunshine02.JPGJPG summersunshine02.JPG manage 79 K 19 Jun 2014 - 01:33 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Rosalie Figge slide collection
summersunshine03.JPGJPG summersunshine03.JPG manage 100 K 08 Jul 2014 - 21:04 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
summersunshine1.jpgjpg summersunshine1.jpg manage 32 K 10 Apr 2013 - 02:59 Main.TLaurin Photo by Country Delight Iris
summersunshine3.jpgjpg summersunshine3.jpg manage 694 K 05 Jan 2016 - 23:45 Main.TLaurin Photo by Country Delight Iris
summersunshine4.JPGJPG summersunshine4.JPG manage 995 K 10 Jan 2017 - 14:37 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Glenn Corlew slide collection
summersunshine9.JPGJPG summersunshine9.JPG manage 381 K 14 Oct 2020 - 03:10 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1976 Schreiners catalogue by Terry Laurin
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