Miniature Dwarf Bearded Iris (Iris 'Inky Elf') in the Irises Database

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Give a thumbs up Miniature Dwarf Bearded Iris

Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: A. & D. Willott
Year Of Registration: 1996
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1996
Seedling Number: 91-158
Classification: Miniature Dwarf Bearded (MDB)
Registered Height: 5 inches (13 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid Late
Bloom Color Classification: Violet
Flower Patterns: Bitone
Bloom Color Description: Deep violet, falls with deeper rayed spot;
Beard Color: Light blue violet
Awards: Honorable Mention: 1999
Award of Merit: 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 8b
Flowers: Showy
Underground structures: Rhizome
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Parentage: Dark Vader X What Not

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