Standard Dwarf Bearded Iris (Iris 'Omen') in the Irises Database

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Joseph Gatty
Year Of Registration: 1972
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1973
Seedling Number: M 668
Classification: Standard Dwarf Bearded (SDB)
Registered Height: 12 inches (30 cm)
Bloom Season: Late
Bloom Color Classification: Yellow
Flower Patterns: Bitone
Bloom Color Description: Citron yellow, slightly paler falls, large spot area overlaid yellow
Beard Color: White, tipped yellow
Awards: Honorable Mention: 1974
Award of Merit: 1977

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: Golden Fair X Dainty Delight
Child plants: 2 child plants

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June 29, 2015

I stood on a little knoll and looked around me. It was like nothing I'd ever seen, acres and acres of color spread out like a treasured old patchwork quilt made of random shapes and sizes. It was pieced together with strips of green and shades of brown that gently covered the rolling hills. It was an iris farm and every plant seemed to be blooming in glorious color!

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