Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Keith Keppel
Year Of Registration: 1998
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1999
Seedling Number: 93-83H
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 38 inches (97 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid
Flower Form: Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: Violet
Flower Patterns: Dark Top
Bloom Color Description: Greyed greenish yellow standards, central area blended aster violet; light greenish yellow falls, slightly darker margins and shoulders, giving russet green to oil yellow effect
Beard Color: Yellow
Style Arm Color: Greenish yellow, lavender lip
Fragrance: Pronounced
Awards: Honorable Mention: 2001

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: Wishful Thinking X Spring Shower
Child plants: 35 child plants

Common names
  • Tall Bearded Iris
  • Iris

Photo Gallery
Location: Photo by Carol Bacskai; zone 5b, Yorkville, IL
Date: 2022-06-05
Location: New Zealand
Date: 2009-11-08
Location: Las Cruces, NM
Date: 2021-04-28
TB Iris Suspicion
Location: Yorkville, IL
Date: 2020-05-30
Location: Yorkville, IL
Date: 2020-06-05
Location: My Garden
Date: 2014-06-25
Location: Yorkville, IL
Date: 2020-05-27
Location: My Garden
Location: New Zealand
Date: 2009-11-08
Location: New Zealand
Date: 2009-11-08

Photo Courtesy of Daylilies by the Pond. Used with Permission.
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Photo courtesy of Blue J Iris. Used with permission.
Location: Las Cruces, NM
Date: 2017-04-29
Iris Suspicion
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