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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Tom Burseen
Year Of Registration: 1995
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1995
Seedling Number: 0-152A
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 35 inches (89 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid
Bloom Color Classification: Gold
Bloom Color Description: Dark brown orange standards; yellow falls heavily stitched and washed dark red brown
Beard Color: Mustard
Style Arm Color: Tan, washed brown
Fragrance: Spicy

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: 7-317: ((Wild Berry x Medieval) x Oh Babe) X 6-130: ((Pencil Sketch x Pinwheel) x (Bronco Brown x Theatre))
Child plants: one child plant

A striking flower, and lots of blooms

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Location: Sussex, UKDate: early June 2019A striking flower, and lots of blooms
By jeffa
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Location: Sussex, UKDate: early June 2019Even the beards are peppered with deep maroon wine dots.
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Location: My garden in SE PADate: 2009-05-20
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Location: Chailey Iris Garden, Sussex, UKDate: early June 2021
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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What Burseen Irises do you currently have in your Garden? by Misawa77 Apr 9, 2019 7:28 PM 196
TB's are Poppin' in PA!!!! by Snork Jul 6, 2015 11:30 AM 218
Chimeras! Oddities of Nature by Zencat Jun 7, 2015 8:50 AM 181
wanda rezac's iris list by irisawe May 18, 2020 6:07 PM 17

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