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■(TB) 'New Moon'

1968, Sexton

'New Moon' (Neva Sexton, R. 1968). Seedling# 131-62. TB, height 36" (91 cm). Midseason bloom. Color Class-Y1F, Lemon yellow self; lemon beard. 'Moon River' X 'New Frontier'. Sexton 1968. High Commendation 1966; Judges Choice 1969; Honorable Mention 1969; Award of Merit 1971; American Dykes Medal 1973.

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NEW MOON (Sexton '68). "As viewed and studied for two years, the premio thing to date in yellows. This has so very much going for it that a serious fault cannot be listed to date. Huge, beautifully formed flowers of bright, clear medium yellow in a complete self. Substance, vigor, and stem are unchallenged and further the very longest season of bloom with each flower lasting three days or more. A giant leap forward in yellows." [Roger R. Nelson (Wayne, Nebraska), “An Extra Dimension” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 196, (January 1970): 8.]
Other references: AIS Bulletin #216, January 1975, page 12.
NEW MOON just may have more good qualities than any other iris now available. The yellow flowers are smooth; displayed on tall, excellently branched stalks; and there are many well-timed buds. Usually there will be three open flowers at one time, with an established clump having several possible show stalks. This has all a Dykes winner needs, so watch the voting in the future. [Mullin, Ron (1971). Irises I Like, American Iris Society Bulletin 204(January 1972), 10.]
NEW MOON (Sexton '68). Big lemon yellow self with matching beard. Heavy ruffling and thick substance which stands the sun. Consistent show quality branching and placement. An eye-catcher both in the garden and on the show bench. [Sexton, Don (1972). Varietal Comments, American Iris Society Bulletin 204(January 1972), 25.]
NEW MOON (Sexton)-The famous yellow Dykes Medal winner, but will prove itself to be even more important as a breeder, as it has already produced hundreds of introductions, and in nearly every color range. NEW MOON does have faults. It is tender in harsh winters and sometimes prone to rot. Branching is inconsistent-the very best Queen of Show or very bad. Still, a worthy variety for the beginner. [Perry Dyer, “A Tall bearded Collection for the Beginner”, The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 237 (April 1980): 36.]
Historic Iris Preservation Society link.


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.

-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07

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NEWMOON01.jpgjpg NEWMOON01.jpg manage 298 K 12 Jul 2017 - 03:17 Main.TLaurin Photo by Alla Chernoguz-Ukraine
NEWMOON02.jpgjpg NEWMOON02.jpg manage 137 K 12 Jul 2017 - 03:17 Main.TLaurin Photo by Alla Chernoguz-Ukraine
New Moon TB Neva Sexton 1968.jpgjpg New Moon TB Neva Sexton 1968.jpg manage 343 K 30 Mar 2021 - 14:58 Main.georgebacon George Bacon - Breezeway Iris Garden
NewMoon01.jpgjpg NewMoon01.jpg manage 74 K 27 Nov 2014 - 04:15 Main.TLaurin Photo by C&T Iris Patch
NewMoon02.JPGJPG NewMoon02.JPG manage 70 K 01 Apr 2014 - 20:24 Main.TLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
NewMoon03.JPGJPG NewMoon03.JPG manage 74 K 27 Nov 2014 - 04:16 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
NewMoon030.JPGJPG NewMoon030.JPG manage 77 K 25 Aug 2021 - 14:35 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
NewMoon04.JPGJPG NewMoon04.JPG manage 80 K 31 May 2015 - 19:45 Main.TLaurin Photo by Glanavon Iris Patch-New Zealand
NewMoon10.jpgjpg NewMoon10.jpg manage 57 K 29 Nov 2013 - 15:03 Main.TLaurin Photo by South Jersey Iris
NewMoon151104.jpgjpg NewMoon151104.jpg manage 19 K 12 Nov 2010 - 06:32 ColleenModra Colleen Modra Photo
NewMoon9.jpgjpg NewMoon9.jpg manage 59 K 29 Nov 2013 - 15:03 Main.TLaurin Photo by Echo Iris
NewMoonSexton68a.JPGJPG NewMoonSexton68a.JPG manage 70 K 06 Jun 2010 - 23:12 KentPfeiffer Picture taken at the Sass Memorial Garden near Ashland, Nebraska
New_Moon.jpgjpg New_Moon.jpg manage 12 K 17 Dec 2010 - 14:03 UnknownUser Courtesy of Mike Lowe from original HIPS website
newmoon01.jpgjpg newmoon01.jpg manage 53 K 22 Aug 2014 - 03:04 Main.TLaurin Photo by Iris City Gardens
newmoon02.jpgjpg newmoon02.jpg manage 84 K 04 May 2015 - 02:46 Main.TLaurin Photo by George Bacon-Breezeway Iris Garden
newmoon03.jpgjpg newmoon03.jpg manage 83 K 13 Jun 2014 - 22:12 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Rosalie Figge slide collection
newmoon04.jpgjpg newmoon04.jpg manage 102 K 13 Jun 2014 - 22:14 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Rosalie Figge slide collection
newmoon05.jpgjpg newmoon05.jpg manage 93 K 13 Jun 2014 - 22:15 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Rosalie Figge slide collection
newmoon06.jpgjpg newmoon06.jpg manage 65 K 25 Jun 2015 - 02:40 Main.TLaurin Photo by Exline Iris Garden
newmoon07.jpgjpg newmoon07.jpg manage 180 K 19 Mar 2017 - 18:29 Main.TLaurin Photo by Judy Tapio-Jubilee Gardens
newmoon1.jpgjpg newmoon1.jpg manage 126 K 01 Apr 2016 - 03:16 Main.TLaurin Photo by HIPS Archives
newmoon2.JPGJPG newmoon2.JPG manage 52 K 03 Jun 2013 - 01:21 Main.TLaurin Photo by Tara Perennial Farm, Tara, ON Canada z5a
newmoon22.jpgjpg newmoon22.jpg manage 69 K 31 Jan 2011 - 14:30 Main.Betsy881 Photo by His Iris Garden
newmoon3.JPGJPG newmoon3.JPG manage 105 K 01 Apr 2016 - 03:19 Main.TLaurin Photo by HIPS Archives
newmoon4.jpgjpg newmoon4.jpg manage 66 K 25 Jan 2010 - 03:03 Main.htb ©2005 Laurie Frazer
newmoon5.jpgjpg newmoon5.jpg manage 108 K 01 Apr 2016 - 03:22 Main.TLaurin Photo by HIPS Archives
newmoon6.jpgjpg newmoon6.jpg manage 39 K 03 Dec 2018 - 16:24 Main.TLaurin Photo by Iriszkert Szasz-Hungary.
newmoon8.jpgjpg newmoon8.jpg manage 56 K 16 Jul 2013 - 02:40 Main.TLaurin Photo by Schreiner's Iris Gardens
newmoonTIF.jpgjpg newmoonTIF.jpg manage 38 K 05 Dec 2011 - 19:34 Main.Betsy881 Photo by The Iris Fan
Topic revision: r47 - 19 Nov 2023, dougchyz
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