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■(TB) 'Sunrise Sunset'

1980, Williamson

'Sunrise Sunset' (Bryce Williamson, R. 1977). Seedling# 3874-2. TB, 36" (91 cm), Early to midseason bloom. Standards citrus orange; falls same with apricot wash from hafts; tangerine-red beard. 'Launching Pad' X 'Georgia Girl'. Cordon Bleu, Pacific Coast Hybridizers 1980. Franklin Cook Cup 1980; Favortie Guest 1980; Honorable Mention 1982.

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From AIS Bulletin #224 Winter 1977 Introducing SUNRISE SUNSET (Bryce Williamson) is a subtle blending of colors-- light apricot-blond blended with peach, apricot-orange and nectarine. The shoulders are unripe cantaloupe, and soft red-coral beards finish the pleasing picture. With a lovely, ruffled form, good branching and buds, it has vigorous growth habits. Avanti X Launching Pad. $25.00. Pacific Coast Hybridizers.


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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-- BetsyHiggins - 2011-03-07
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SunriseSunset12BHI.jpgjpg SunriseSunset12BHI.jpg manage 65 K 05 May 2012 - 18:56 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
SunriseSunsetAA.jpgjpg SunriseSunsetAA.jpg manage 28 K 07 Mar 2011 - 18:12 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Argyle Acres
sunrisesunset01.JPGJPG sunrisesunset01.JPG manage 85 K 19 Jun 2014 - 01:53 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Rosalie Figge slide collection
sunrisesunset02.JPGJPG sunrisesunset02.JPG manage 82 K 19 Jun 2014 - 01:55 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Rosalie Figge slide collection
sunrisesunset1.JPGJPG sunrisesunset1.JPG manage 32 K 17 Apr 2020 - 21:12 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1970-80 Cordon Bleu Farms catalog by Terry Laurin
Topic revision: r18 - 28 Oct 2023, Af83
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