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■(TB) 'Sunny Delight'

1976, Luihn

'Sunny Delight' (Walter Luihn, R. 1975). Seedling# 73-17. TB, 38" (97 cm), Early to midseason bloom. Aureolin yellow (HCC 3/1) self; buttercup yellow beard. 'Luscious Lemon' X 'Solano'. Luihn 1976. Honorable Mention 1979.

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From AIS Bulletin #221 April 1976 Introducing SUNNY DELIGHT (Luihn '76). #73-17. TB, 38", E-M. Luscious Lemon X Solano. Here is the first seedling from Solano that we are introducing, but from the looks of Solano's offspring, it will not be the last. Sunny Delight has inherited all of the wonderful characteristics of its pollen parent-the stiff ram-rod stems, perfect branching, good bud count and better than average bloom and growth habits. This is an Aureolin yellow (RHS 3/1) self with heavy textured, domed standards, and wide, flaring and ruffled falls, accented by a buttercup-yellow beard. A true delight! $25.00. Luihn's Iris Garden.


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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