See Image Galleries


■(TB) 'Smiling Gold'

1991, Ernst

'Smiling Gold' (Richard Ernst, R. 1991). Seedling# F169-9. TB, 36" (91 cm). Late midseason bloom. Standards deep golden yellow; falls white ground, veined yellow, 1/4" deep golden edge; beards golden yellow. 'Afternoon Delight' X seedling# C142-7: ('Ringo' x ('Cranberry Ice' x 'Grand Waltz')). Cooley 1991. Honorable Mention 1994.

See below:

* * References
Photo by Alain Chapelle-FrancePhoto by Across Iris Lanes GardenPhoto scanned from the 2003 CooleyPhoto by Sandy Ives.


Awaiting original catalog description


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.

Please do not enter images that are not your own without owners' permission, this is against Wiki policy

"Although the Encyclopedia is free to all, it is supported by Emembership in AIS, If you would like to help sustain this reference, for $15 you can become an Emember, click here."

Interested in Tall Bearded Iris? Please visit the: Tall Bearded Iris Society website.

To Report errors do not use comment box but contact the Iris Encyclopedia Photo Manager or Iris Encyclopedia Manager Comment box is reserved for added information about the topic.

Your Observations Are Valued. Please make note of bud count, branching, purple based foliage and bloom time, etc. Because these are affected by climate, note date, year and geographic location and write these and other comments in the comment box below.



-- BobPries - 2011-03-07
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
SmilingGoldSI.JPGJPG SmilingGoldSI.JPG manage 269 K 22 Oct 2019 - 14:25 TerryLaurin Photo by Sandy Ives.
smilinggold01.jpgjpg smilinggold01.jpg manage 70 K 15 Nov 2013 - 00:35 TerryLaurin Photo by Alain Chapelle-France
smilinggold02.jpgjpg smilinggold02.jpg manage 68 K 25 Aug 2015 - 02:16 TerryLaurin Photo by Across Iris Lanes Garden
smilinggold9.JPGJPG smilinggold9.JPG manage 300 K 12 Jan 2021 - 21:54 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the 2003 Cooley's Iris Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
Topic revision: r10 - 31 Oct 2022, DougChyz
This site is powered by FoswikiCopyright © by the contributing authors. All material on this collaboration platform is the property of the contributing authors.
Ideas, requests, problems regarding Iris Wiki? Send feedback