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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Barry Blyth
Year Of Registration: 1996
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1996
Seedling Number: B160-1
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 40 inches (102 cm)
Bloom Season: Early Mid
Flower Form: Ruffled
Laced
Bloom Color Classification: Orchid
Wine
Flower Patterns: Bicolor
Bloom Color Description: Silvery mauve lilac standards; red violet falls, 1/8" silvery mauve lilac edge
Beard Color: Tangerine

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
Ploidy: Tetraploid
Parentage: Bubble Up X Electrique
Child plants: 89 child plants

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Location: My gardenDate: 2019
By William
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Location: Iris garden - full sunDate: 2018-05-28
By pirl
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Location: Philo, CaliforniaDate: 2016-04-21
By janwax
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Location: Iris garden - full sunDate: 2018-05-28
By pirl
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Location: Iris garden - full sunDate: 2018-05-28Bright orange beard
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Location: Iris garden - full sun, zone 7Date: 2018-05-24Strong stem.
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Location: Cisco, Tx Date: 2020-04-11
By Ivan_N_Tx
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Photo courtesy of Napa Country Iris Garden
By Calif_Sue
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Location: New ZealandDate: 2012-10-24
By LynDC
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Photo courtesy of Blue J Iris Used with permission.
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Location: New Zealand
By LynDC
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Location: Iris garden - full sun, zone 7Date: 2018-05-24First year here.
By pirl
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Comments:
Posted by Dodecatheon3 (Northwest Arkansas - Zone 6b) on May 13, 2013 9:20 AM

Beautiful vibrant purple falls. It is fantastically tall & doesn't flop over.

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