Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Sky and Sun') in the Irises Database

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Donald Spoon
Year Of Registration: 1997
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1999
Seedling Number: 92-30
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 32 inches (81 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid
Flower Form: Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: Light blue
Flower Patterns: Self
Bloom Color Description: Sky blue
Beard Color: Golden yellow
Awards: Honorable Mention: 2001
Award of Merit: 2003

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: Navajo Jewel X Clear Day
Child plants: 8 child plants

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Location: My garden, Watkins Glen, NYDate: 2016-07-12
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Location: Michigan-my gardenDate: June 2016
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Location: Las Cruces, NMDate: 2017-04-19Tall Bearded Iris Sky and Sun
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Location: New Zealand
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Location: New ZealandDate: 2011-10-30
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Timothy! ......... haven't you learned -- ANYTHING????? by TBMan Dec 14, 2018 10:33 AM 87
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Your very best blue iris? by evelyninthegarden Sep 15, 2018 10:34 AM 70
Mid-America Clearance Sale by Dachsylady86 Sep 29, 2018 5:05 PM 80
2018 ........i got a box!!!😁😍 by shizen Nov 14, 2018 12:16 PM 1,446
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"Goners" 2018 by William Oct 19, 2018 6:44 PM 590
What is your weather today in your iris garden? by evelyninthegarden Jan 23, 2019 5:52 AM 1,695
A Record Year by ARUBA1334 Apr 8, 2018 8:16 PM 818
I'm REALLY looking forward to this one!... by janwax Nov 21, 2018 10:00 PM 1,064
Nearly identical irises... by evelyninthegarden May 26, 2018 7:46 PM 92
Historic Iris Preservation Society sale by DaveinPA Jul 30, 2017 8:53 AM 22
Need help identifying this medium height German Bearded Iris by sabuck May 22, 2017 11:05 AM 16
Zone 7 bloom by arilbred May 15, 2017 3:13 PM 89

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