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■(JI) 'McKenzie Sunset'

1989, Reid

'McKenzie Sunset' ( Lorena Reid, R. 1988) Seedling D552-5. JI (6 falls diploid), 36-42" (91-107 cm), Midseason bloom. Fluted and ruffled violet, white area around greenish gold signal, white rays extending outward; white style arms tipped violet. Seedling A116-5: (maroon seedling x white seedling) X 'Mystic Buddha'. Laurie's Garden 1989. Honorable Mention 1991.

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Quick Summary of Cultural Directions

Hardiness Zones 4-8 for most varieties, Some Japanese 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 but moist good garden soil, More tolerant of dry conditions in established plants, Needs swampy conditions especially in Spring bloom season.
PH Prefers Acid solis 6.1 to 7.0, intolerant of limy soils
Fertilizer Prefers rich conditions on organic soils.

-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07

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IMG_0145-X2_mckenzie_sunset.jpgjpg IMG_0145-X2_mckenzie_sunset.jpg manage 227 K 20 Feb 2016 - 05:20 BrockHeilman Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.
McKenzieSunset2.JPGJPG McKenzieSunset2.JPG manage 23 K 27 Sep 2013 - 12:35 Main.TLaurin Photo by Will Plotner-Wildwood Gardens
mckenziesunset.jpgjpg mckenziesunset.jpg manage 18 K 15 Jun 2010 - 04:13 Main.wilsonjh photo by Carol Warner
mckenziesunset01.jpgjpg mckenziesunset01.jpg manage 70 K 07 Sep 2015 - 02:56 Main.TLaurin Photo by Barry Blyth-Australia
mckenziesunset5.JPGJPG mckenziesunset5.JPG manage 180 K 25 Dec 2023 - 14:20 Main.TLaurin Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens
Topic revision: r13 - 29 Dec 2023, Harloiris
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