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■(TB) 'Lemon Spoon'

1961, Austin

'Lemon Spoon' (Lloyd Austin, R. 1960). Seedling# 8185. TB, height 40" (102 cm), Midseason bloom. Color Class Y1L. Cream self; yellow hafts. 'Happy Birthday' X 'Horned Papa'. Rainbow 1961.

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Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris GardenPhoto by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris GardenPhoto by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden


From Rainbow Hybridizing Gardens catalog 1963: LEMON SPOON (Austin '61) M-40". Interesting diversity in decorative embellishments. Flowers may have long, often flattened horns which may be forked at end, & as much as 1-1/2" long, or you'll have flowers with gay yellow spoons, or it may go all out in production of full-fledged flounces. A creamy lemon yellow, deepening to bright yellow in heart of flower. Pollen parent of Jumbo Flounce. 48 chromosomes. (Happy Birthday X Horned Papa). Regularly $7.00; on $10 order $4.95; on $25 order $3.95.


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.

-- BobPries - 2011-03-07

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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
LemonSpoon11.JPGJPG LemonSpoon11.JPG manage 65 K 21 Aug 2021 - 18:50 TerryLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
LemonSpoon12BHI.JPGJPG LemonSpoon12BHI.JPG manage 89 K 23 Apr 2012 - 19:47 BetsyHiggins Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
LemonSpoonBHI15.JPGJPG LemonSpoonBHI15.JPG manage 107 K 23 Dec 2015 - 23:06 BetsyHiggins Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Topic revision: r15 - 23 Nov 2021, Harloiris
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