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■(TB) 'Sun Snap'

1975, Gibson

'Sun Snap' (James Gibson, R. 1974). Seedling# 6-0 E. TB, 38" (97 cm), Midseason bloom and re-bloom. Standards cobalt yellow ground, wide rim of garnet specks and lines, more intense at edge; falls aurelian yellow ground, 1/4" band of garnet brown specks and lines, small white patch at tip of orange-yellow beard. 'Wild Ginger' X 'Summer Sunshine'. Gibson 1975. Honorable Mention 1976.

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From AIS Bulletin #216 January 1975 Introducing SUN SNAP. '75 M & Rebloom, 38". #6-0E. $25.00. This exotic beauty is a sibling of AUTUMN ECHO, but of a much different pattern. Branching is three plus with 8 buds. Reblooms as reliably as AUTUMN ECHO. Standards are serrated and ruffled, having a wide garnet rim of specks and lines (more intense at the edge) over a cobalt yellow ground. Inside the standard is a deep yellow. Falls are really outstanding, having a most intense, smooth cobalt yellow ground that really demands attention. Around the edge is a 1-inch band of garnet brown specks and lines. At the tip of the orange-yellow beard is a small white signal patch. Gibson's Iris Garden.
Reported Rebloom in: California USDA Zone 8,9 [The 2012 Cumulative Checklist of Reblooming Iris, p. 197]


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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-- RolandDejoux - 2010-01-01
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
SunSnap01.jpgjpg SunSnap01.jpg manage 76 K 07 Dec 2014 - 20:51 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
SunSnap02.JPGJPG SunSnap02.JPG manage 107 K 01 Sep 2021 - 19:04 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
SunSnap12BHI.JPGJPG SunSnap12BHI.JPG manage 79 K 05 May 2012 - 18:39 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Sunsnap01.jpgjpg Sunsnap01.jpg manage 91 K 09 Apr 2015 - 03:24 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the John Weiler slide collection
Topic revision: r18 - 29 Jul 2023, Harloiris
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