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■(TB) 'Suncatcher'

1992, Ensminger

'Suncatcher' (Allan Ensminger, R. 1991). Seedling# 87-32. TB, 30" (76 cm), Late midseason bloom. Standards sulphur yellow (HCC 1/0); falls mimosa yellow (601/3), widely banded sulphur yellow (1/1); beards chrome yellow; heavily ruffled; slight fragrance. Seedling# 82-27: ('Ruffled Surprise' x 'Morning Sunshine') X 'Idol's Dream'. Varigay 1992. Honorable Mention 1996.

See below:
TB: Suncatcher -- closeup -- was a runner up at our clubTB: Suncatcher -- was a runner-up for Best Specimen at our 66th Annual Iris Show, June 2010.Photo by Comanche Acres Iris GardensPhoto by C T Iris PatchPhoto by Blue J IrisPhoto by Country Delight IrisPhoto by Country Delight IrisPhoto by Barbara NicodemusSuncatcher flPhoto by Loktev


From AIS Bulletin #285 April 1992 Introducing SUNCATCHER. Suncatcher may be the most beautiful yellow Iris introduced to date. Who says so? I do, the hybridizer and, of course, I am entirely unbiased. Suncatcher is being introduced before its time, but when one becomes 80 years old, who can wait to get sufficient stock so that it can be available for everyone?. See special offer on page 67. Varigay 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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-- AdamCordes - 2010-06-15
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Suncatcher-closeup.jpgjpg Suncatcher-closeup.jpg manage 74 K 15 Jun 2010 - 14:44 AdamCordes TB: Suncatcher -- closeup -- was a runner up at our club's 66th Annual Iris Show, June 2010
Suncatcher.jpgjpg Suncatcher.jpg manage 70 K 15 Jun 2010 - 14:41 AdamCordes TB: Suncatcher -- was a runner-up for Best Specimen at our 66th Annual Iris Show, June 2010.
Suncatcher01.JPGJPG Suncatcher01.JPG manage 26 K 04 Oct 2014 - 14:03 TerryLaurin Photo by C&T Iris Patch
Suncatcher01.jpgjpg Suncatcher01.jpg manage 33 K 19 Aug 2014 - 15:32 TerryLaurin Photo by Comanche Acres Iris Gardens
Suncatcher02.JPGJPG Suncatcher02.JPG manage 66 K 14 Apr 2014 - 15:46 TerryLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
Suncatcher_fl.jpgjpg Suncatcher_fl.jpg manage 43 K 02 Jul 2011 - 16:35 IrisP  
suncatcher3.jpgjpg suncatcher3.jpg manage 18 K 05 Jan 2016 - 23:47 TerryLaurin Photo by Country Delight Iris
suncatcher4.jpgjpg suncatcher4.jpg manage 31 K 10 Apr 2013 - 03:03 TerryLaurin Photo by Country Delight Iris
suncatcher5.JPGJPG suncatcher5.JPG manage 277 K 22 Feb 2024 - 13:56 TerryLaurin Photo by Barbara Nicodemus
suncathcher2.jpgjpg suncathcher2.jpg manage 26 K 30 Jul 2017 - 01:27 TerryLaurin Photo by Loktev's Iris Garden-Russia
Topic revision: r19 - 22 Feb 2024, TerryLaurin
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