Standard Dwarf Bearded Iris (Iris 'Blackberry Jam') in the Irises Database

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: A. & D. Willott
Year Of Registration: 1995
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1995
Seedling Number: 92-124
Classification: Standard Dwarf Bearded (SDB)
Registered Height: 12 inches (30 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid Late
Bloom Color Classification: Violet
Flower Patterns: Bitone
Bloom Color Description: Dark red violet standards; very dark red violet falls
Beard Color: Orange brown
Awards: Honorable Mention: 1997
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: Nachos X Pilgrims' Choice

Photo courtesy of Rainbow Iris Farm

Carrots and Evergreens and Winter CelebrationsCarrots and Evergreens and Winter Celebrations
December 27, 2011

No doubt wreaths and garlands of red and green are decorating your homes this week. I've been thinking quite seriously of making a carrot wreath for my front door. After all, it's carrots that played an important role in my winter celebrations; isn't that how traditions start?

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