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■(TB) 'Sunset Sky'

1969, Roe

'Sunset Sky' (Bernice Roe, R. 1968). Seedling# 32A-2. TB, 36" (91 cm). Midseason bloom. Color Class Y4RVcm. Standards empire yellow (603/1); falls phlox purple with rosy flush (632/2), edged yellow-tan around edge; deep yellow beard. 'Pink Dresden' X 'Judy Marsonette'. Roe 1969. Honorable Mention 1971; Awarded Premio Firenze 1974.

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Photo by Exline Iris Gardenin my garden in France SOLOGNEby Dejoux in my garden : sud-ouest FranceSunset Sky flPhoto by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris GardensPhoto by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris GardenPhoto by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris GardenPhoto by IriswarehousePhoto scanned from the 1974 Schreiners catalogue by Terry LaurinPhoto by Exline Iris Garden


From AIS Bulletin #191, April 1969 Introducing SUNSET SKY. Sdlg. 32A-2. TB. 36". M. S empire yellow; F phlox purple with a rosy flush. F edged yellow-tan. Deep yellow beard. Pink Dresden X Judy Marsonette. Good substance; wide S. and F. Closed S. Good branching; many buds. H;C '68. $25.00. Bernice Roe.
SUNSET SKY (Roe). For those who liked old Golden Symphony, here is one with a much cleaner appearance and more class. It flowers early. I think the bumblebee put some Progenitor-descendant on the pink pod parent. A classic with golden yellow standards ard lavender falls edged gold. Fertile both ways. A feather in Bernice Roe's cap, surely, and it didn't get an HM. Shame, you judges! [Tell Muhlestein, “Twenty-five Irises That Have Performed Well for Me,” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 199 (October 1970): 49.]


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 - 2009-12-21
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
SUNSET_SKY.jpgjpg SUNSET_SKY.jpg manage 49 K 05 Nov 2011 - 09:08 JoelleFRANJEULLE in my garden in France SOLOGNE
SunsetSky11.JPGJPG SunsetSky11.JPG manage 69 K 01 Sep 2021 - 19:23 TerryLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
SunsetSky12BHI.jpgjpg SunsetSky12BHI.jpg manage 67 K 05 May 2012 - 19:09 BetsyHiggins Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
SunsetSkyEI.jpgjpg SunsetSkyEI.jpg manage 41 K 20 Dec 2012 - 15:55 BetsyHiggins Photo by Exline Iris Garden
Sunset_Sky__Roe_1969.JPGJPG Sunset_Sky__Roe_1969.JPG manage 72 K 21 Dec 2009 - 17:16 Main.Laymont+ by Dejoux in my garden : sud-ouest France
Sunset_Sky_fl.jpgjpg Sunset_Sky_fl.jpg manage 34 K 20 Feb 2011 - 19:14 IrisP  
sunset01.jpgjpg sunset01.jpg manage 74 K 29 Jun 2015 - 20:37 TerryLaurin Photo by Exline Iris Garden
sunsetsky01.jpgjpg sunsetsky01.jpg manage 138 K 13 Jun 2019 - 01:57 TerryLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
sunsetsky3.jpgjpg sunsetsky3.jpg manage 51 K 08 Aug 2017 - 22:15 TerryLaurin Photo by Iriswarehouse
sunsetsky9.JPGJPG sunsetsky9.JPG manage 388 K 28 Sep 2020 - 20:56 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the 1974 Schreiners catalogue by Terry Laurin
Topic revision: r25 - 27 Dec 2023, Harloiris
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