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■(TB) 'Rainbow Gold'

1960, Plough

'Rainbow Gold' (Gordon Plough, R. 1959). Seedling# 55-5-25. TB, 34" (86 cm), Early to late bloom. Intense buttercup-yellow self; tangerine-orange beard. 'Butterscotch Kiss' X (Innes: ('Ruth' x 'Rainbow Room') x 'Mary Randall'). Eden Road 1960. Honorable Mention 1960, Award of Merit 1962

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From AIS Bulletin #158, July 1960. Introducing RAINBOW GOLD (Plough) EML. 34 in. (Butterscotch Kiss) X (Innes: Ruth x Rainbow Room) x Mary Randall). Very large, intense Buttercup Yellow self. Beard is Tangerine Orange. All petal edges are heavily laced and crimped. Fertile both ways. H. C. '59. $35.00 net. Eden Road.
From Rainbow Hybridizing Gardens catalog 1963: RAINBOW GOLD (Plough '60) EML-34". Among largest flowers to be found with heavily laced & crimped petal edges. A stunning buttercup yellow. Apparently inherited its striking tangerine-orange beard from the Dykes Medalist, Mary Randall. Fertile both ways. Will undoubtedly go far in breeding. JC '61, AM '62 (Butterscotch Kiss X ((Ruth x Rainbow Room) x Mary Randall). Regularly $20; on $25 order $10.95.


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.

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RainbowGold02.jpgjpg RainbowGold02.jpg manage 99 K 09 Apr 2014 - 02:50 Main.TLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
RainbowGoldBJI.jpgjpg RainbowGoldBJI.jpg manage 54 K 03 Apr 2012 - 14:37 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Blue J Iris
rainbow_gold_fl.jpgjpg rainbow_gold_fl.jpg manage 31 K 12 Aug 2012 - 15:35 IrisP  
rainbowgold1.JPGJPG rainbowgold1.JPG manage 63 K 25 Apr 2020 - 14:59 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1971 Gilbert H. Wild & Son catalogue by Terry Laurin
rainbowgold2.JPGJPG rainbowgold2.JPG manage 156 K 26 May 2020 - 03:07 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1970 Cooley's Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
rainbowgold3.JPGJPG rainbowgold3.JPG manage 402 K 19 Sep 2020 - 14:35 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1965 Schreiners catalogue by Terry Laurin
rainbowgold5.JPGJPG rainbowgold5.JPG manage 177 K 29 Jun 2023 - 19:04 Main.TLaurin Photo by Verna Laurin-Willowdale-ON-Canada
rainbowgold50.JPGJPG rainbowgold50.JPG manage 166 K 29 Jun 2023 - 19:04 Main.TLaurin Photo by Verna Laurin-Willowdale-ON-Canada
rainbowgold51.JPGJPG rainbowgold51.JPG manage 183 K 29 Jun 2023 - 19:04 Main.TLaurin Photo by Verna Laurin-Willowdale-ON-Canada
Topic revision: r16 - 01 Jul 2023, Harloiris
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