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Products > Iris PCH 'Canyon Sunshine'
Iris PCH 'Canyon Sunshine' - Canyon Sunshine Pacific Coast Hybrid Iris
Working on getting this plant back in the field but it is currently not available listing for information only!
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Bulb/Tuber/Rhizome etc.
Family: Iridaceae (Irises)
Origin: California (U.S.A.)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloomtime: Spring
Parentage: (I. 'Canyon Gold' x I. 'Canyon Snow')
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 2-3 feet
Exposure: Cool Sun/Light Shade
Summer Dry: Yes
Deer Tolerant: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: <15 F
Iris PCH 'Canyon Sunshine' (Canyon Sunshine Pacific Coast Hybrid Iris) - This Pacific Coast Hybrid Iris features large buttery yellow flowers, just shy of five inches in width, with petals are etched with light brown veins and slightly darker basal yellow eye spots. The clumps of tough evergreen foliage grow 12 to 18 inches tall and spread to 2 to 3 feet wide. As with other Pacific Coast Hybrid Iris, plant in a light acidic soil in full sun (coastal only), light shade, morning or late afternoon shade and water sparingly in coastal areas and more regularly inland - in our coastal gardens in light shade it can survive on winter rainfall alone. Plants are hardy to 15-20 degrees F or slightly lower for short duration. Transplanting or dividing and replanting should be done in December. In heavy alkaline conditions that are often found in southern California soils the addition of peat moss or soil sulfur is recommended, and with very heavy soils gypsum can be added. This plant is a hybrid created by Dara Emery (1922-1992), the legendary horticulturist, plant breeder and author who had a 35-year tenure as "The Horticulturist" at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden. This plant was accessioned in 1993, one year after Dara's passing and was the result of crossing two of Dara's other Pacific Coast hybrid Irises, the large flowering yellow Iris 'Canyon Gold' (a plant sadly lost in cultivation) and the ever popular and durable white flowering Iris 'Canyon Snow', which shares the same strong yellow basal spot at the base on the petals. 'Canyon Sunshine' was officially introduced at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden 2006 Fall plant sale but it has taken us many years to build up enough stock to finally have enough to release it in 2015. More information on this plant can be found on the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden's Plant Introduction Page

This information about Iris PCH 'Canyon Sunshine' displayed is based on research conducted in our horticultural library and from reliable online resources. We also will relate observations made about it as it grows in our nursery gardens and other gardens we have visited, as well how the crops have performed in containers in our nursery field. We will also incorporate comments that we receive from others and we welcome hearing from anyone with additional information, particularly if they can share any cultural information that would aid others in growing it.