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■(TB) 'Shoot The Moon'

1987, Byers

'Shoot The Moon' (Monty Byers, R. 1985). Seedling# B-10-5. TB, 35" (89 cm). Midseason bloom and rebloom (Nov in CA). Ruffled and lightly laced creamy yellow; yellow orange beard, 1.5" curved horns; slight sweet fragrance. 'Replay' X 'Sky Hooks'. Moonshine Gardens 1987.

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Photo by Nolaby Dejoux in my garden : sud-ouest FrancePhoto scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collectionPhoto by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris GardenPhoto by Alain Chapelle-FrancePhoto by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- FrancePhoto by C   T Iris Patch


From AIS Bulletin #265 April 1987 Introducing SHOOT THE MOON (Byers '87) Sdlg. B-10-5: Replay X Sky Hooks. TB, 35", M & RE. Creamy yellow with yellow-orange beards and 1-1/2" curved horns. Well formed heavily ruffled and lightly laced flowers of heavy substance. Smoothly applied color and clean hafts. Superb well budded stalks with wide branching that starts low and spaced just right. Usually fragrant (8 + here) and will rebloom in mild climates. It is tried here last year in November, and in Virginia it started a stalk up in October. In both cases it was too late to make it. I've tried to set pods on it to no avail, but haven't tried its pollen yet. It has lots of it, and I plan to use it this year. Should give lace and good orange reblooming space agers among other things. $25.00. Moonshine Gardens.


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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-- RolandDejoux - 2010-01-09
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Shoot-the-MoonNN.jpgjpg Shoot-the-MoonNN.jpg manage 29 K 10 Nov 2011 - 20:31 BetsyHiggins Photo by Nola's Iris Garden
ShootTheMoon12BHI.jpgjpg ShootTheMoon12BHI.jpg manage 83 K 03 May 2012 - 20:55 BetsyHiggins Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
ShootTheMoonCT.jpgjpg ShootTheMoonCT.jpg manage 31 K 02 Nov 2011 - 23:12 BetsyHiggins Photo by C & T Iris Patch
Shoot_the_Moon_Byers_87.JPGJPG Shoot_the_Moon_Byers_87.JPG manage 65 K 09 Jan 2010 - 17:57 Main.Laymont+ by Dejoux in my garden : sud-ouest France
shootthemoon02.JPGJPG shootthemoon02.JPG manage 77 K 07 Jul 2014 - 16:48 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
shootthemoon5.jpgjpg shootthemoon5.jpg manage 80 K 15 Nov 2013 - 19:57 TerryLaurin Photo by Alain Chapelle-France
shootthemoon9.JPGJPG shootthemoon9.JPG manage 167 K 25 Dec 2020 - 19:45 TerryLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
Topic revision: r20 - 13 Jul 2022, TerryLaurin
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