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: 219 child plants

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Common names
  • Tall Bearded Iris
  • Iris

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Location: My garden
Date: 2019
Location: Fairfield, CT, USA
Date: 2023-05-19
Location: Iris garden - full sun
Date: 2018-05-28
Location: Fairfield, CT, USA
Date: 2023-05-23
Location: Western Kentucky
Date: April 2012
Location: Cawston, BC
Location: Cisco, Tx 
Date: 2020-04-11
Location: Philo, California
Date: 2016-04-21
Location: Iris garden - full sun
Date: 2018-05-28
Location: my garden in Frederick MD
Date: 2014-05-26
It's no accident that my iris looks just like MuddyMitt's photo--
Uploaded by Lbsmitty
Location: Iris garden - full sun
Date: 2018-05-28
Bright orange beard
Location: Missouri
Date: 2010-05-21
Location: Iris garden - full sun, zone 7
Date: 2018-05-24
Strong stem.
Location: Western Kentucky
Date: April 2012
Uploaded by Muddymitts

Photo courtesy of Napa Country Iris Garden
Location: Western Kentucky
Date: April 2012
Location: New Zealand
Date: 2012-10-24
Location: New Zealand
Location: My garden in Northwest Arkansas
Date: 2013-05-13
Location: Iris garden - full sun, zone 7
Date: 2018-05-24
First year here.

Photo courtesy of Blue J Iris Used with permission.
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Comments:
  • Posted by Dodecatheon3 (Northwest Arkansas - Zone 6b) on May 13, 2013 9:20 AM concerning plant:
    Beautiful vibrant purple falls. It is fantastically tall & doesn't flop over.
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