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■(TB) 'Sun Worshiper'

1972, Hager

'Sun Worshiper' (Ben Hager, R. 1972). Seedling# T2119. TB, 36" (91 cm), Midseason bloom. Deep yellow self; yellow beard. 'Western Sun' X 'Golden Wings'. Melrose Gardens 1972. Honorable Mention 1974; Favorite Guest 1974.

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sun worshipper1 flPhoto scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collectionPhoto by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris GardenPhoto by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris GardenPhoto scanned from the Larry Harder slide collectionPhoto by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris GardensMelrose Gardens catalog 1972Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
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Culture

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.
FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION Here

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-- BobPries - 2011-03-07
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
SunWorshiper01.JPGJPG SunWorshiper01.JPG manage 53 K 07 Dec 2014 - 20:54 TerryLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
SunWorshiper02.JPGJPG SunWorshiper02.JPG manage 70 K 01 Sep 2021 - 19:09 TerryLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
SunWorshiperBHI.jpgjpg SunWorshiperBHI.jpg manage 90 K 23 Nov 2011 - 16:45 BetsyHiggins Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
SunWorshiper_Mel72.jpgjpg SunWorshiper_Mel72.jpg manage 68 K 20 May 2013 - 01:25 DavidPotembski Melrose Gardens catalog 1972
sun_worshipper1_fl.jpgjpg sun_worshipper1_fl.jpg manage 37 K 12 Aug 2012 - 13:30 IrisP  
sunworship02.JPGJPG sunworship02.JPG manage 98 K 09 Jul 2014 - 02:12 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
sunworshiper1.JPGJPG sunworshiper1.JPG manage 706 K 15 Apr 2018 - 02:51 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the Larry Harder slide collection
sunworshiper_jb.jpgjpg sunworshiper_jb.jpg manage 71 K 25 Apr 2013 - 01:39 Main.Harloiris Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
Topic revision: r20 - 13 Oct 2023, Harloiris
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