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■(TB) 'Tahiti Sunrise'

1963, Ernst

'Tahiti Sunrise' (Larry Ernst, R. 1965). Seedling# 5-59. TB, 36" (91 cm). Late midseason bloom. Color Class-O1P, Orange-pink self. (seedling# 8-55 x seedling# 52-45) X ('May Hall' x seedling# 53-12). Cooley 1963. Honorable Mention 1965.

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Tahiti Sunrise by Mike Unserby Dejoux in my garden : sud-ouest FrancePhoto by Blue J IrisPhoto by Iriszkert Szasz-Hungary.Photo by Iriszkert Szasz-Hungary.Photo scanned from the 1965 Cooleytahitisunrise flPhoto by Argyle Acres


Awaiting original catalog description
From 1971 Gilbert Wild catalog: TAHITI SUNRISE (Ernst, 1963) M. 36 in. A perfectly proportioned pink with an undertone of salmon. A heavy Saturn red beard and very broad falls. The blooms are extra large in size. Well branched. HC 1962, HM 1965. Each $2.00; 3 for $5.00
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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
TahitiSunrise02.JPGJPG TahitiSunrise02.JPG manage 53 K 14 Apr 2014 - 19:31 TerryLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
TahitiSunriseAA.jpgjpg TahitiSunriseAA.jpg manage 59 K 20 Feb 2011 - 14:24 BetsyHiggins Photo by Argyle Acres
Tahiti_Sunrise__Ernst_1965.JPGJPG Tahiti_Sunrise__Ernst_1965.JPG manage 67 K 21 Dec 2009 - 17:19 Main.Laymont+ by Dejoux in my garden : sud-ouest France
tahiti-sunrise1-07.jpgjpg tahiti-sunrise1-07.jpg manage 28 K 11 Jul 2010 - 19:43 Main.mikeu Tahiti Sunrise by Mike Unser
tahitisunrise3.jpgjpg tahitisunrise3.jpg manage 43 K 12 Dec 2018 - 03:31 TerryLaurin Photo by Iriszkert Szasz-Hungary.
tahitisunrise4.jpgjpg tahitisunrise4.jpg manage 35 K 12 Dec 2018 - 03:30 TerryLaurin Photo by Iriszkert Szasz-Hungary.
tahitisunrise9.JPGJPG tahitisunrise9.JPG manage 400 K 19 Jan 2021 - 16:05 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the 1965 Cooley's Iris Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
tahitisunrise_fl.jpgjpg tahitisunrise_fl.jpg manage 30 K 21 Feb 2011 - 19:27 IrisP  
Topic revision: r15 - 03 Jun 2024, DougChyz
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