Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Announcement') in the Irises Database

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Paul Black
Year Of Registration: 2002
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 2002
Seedling Number: F158AA
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 34 inches (86 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid
Flower Form: Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: Lavender
Flower Patterns: Bicolor
Bloom Color Description: Pastel cameo pink standards with slight crystalline rim; pastel blue violet falls with pale violet white halo edge
Beard Color: Tangerine, violet flounce
Space Age Beard Appendages: Flounces
Style Arm Color: Pastel pink, violet midline
Fragrance: Slight
Awards: Honorable Mention: 2004
Award of Merit: 2006

General Plant Information (Edit)
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Flowers: Showy
Underground structures: Rhizome
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Parentage: To the Point X Lookout Point
Child plants: 5 child plants


100 Years of Celebrating the Iris100 Years of Celebrating the Iris
By dave on April 8, 2019

For 100 years the American Iris Society has been working with and for iris hybridizers, growers and iris lovers (irisarians) to promote and advance the "flower of the rainbow."

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