Standard Dwarf Bearded Iris (Iris 'Smell the Roses') in the Irises Database

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Monty Byers
Year Of Registration: 1987
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1988
Seedling Number: C12-100
Classification: Standard Dwarf Bearded (SDB)
Registered Height: 13 inches (33 cm)
Bloom Season: Early
Early Mid
Mid
Mid Late
Late
Rebloom
Rebloom by Zone: Known To Rebloom Zone 7: 0°-10°
Known To Rebloom Zone 8: 10° to 20°
Bloom Color Classification: Violet
Flower Patterns: Bitone
Bloom Color Description: Medium violet blue, blended deeper rosy violet at hafts, much lighter small violet area around beards
Beard Color: Medium violet blue, lightly tipped frosty powder blue
Fragrance: Pronounced
Sweet
Awards: Honorable Mention: 1990
Award of Merit: 1994

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
Fragrant
Underground structures: Rhizome
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Parentage: Third Charm X Baby Blessed
Child plants: 3 child plants

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Posted by grannysgarden (Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas - Zone 7a) on Feb 6, 2015 1:34 AM

Reliable spring bloomer and reblooms several times during the summer/fall in my garden. Zone 7a

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