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PlantFiles: Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Sunday Sunshine'

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Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Sunday Sunshine
Hybridized by R. Ernst; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1987

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Class:
Tall Bearded (TB)

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Gold (Yellow-Orange)
Pale Yellow
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Midseason (M)

Foliage:
Herbaceous
Blue-Green
Smooth-Textured

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Flowers are good for cutting

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Awards (if applicable):
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Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive docturf On May 11, 2005, docturf from Conway, SC (Zone 8b) wrote:

This cultivar does very well in coastal South Carolina. It re-bloomed three times in 2004 (had been in the ground since 2001), Very strong plant and is not affected by the occasional strong on-shore winds that we are subject to.

Neutral doss On May 10, 2005, doss from Stanford, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

(R. Ernst, 87) Early to Mid bloom season. 36"

"Bright lemon-yellow self, each fall having a white center near the beard tip. Eight buds open to produce large, ruffled flowers."
note from Cooley's Iris Garden

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Statesville, North Carolina
Selah, Washington



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