Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: David Hall
Year Of Registration: 1963
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1963
Seedling Number: 59-26
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 35 inches (89 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid
Bloom Color Classification: Orchid
Wine
Flower Patterns: Bicolor
Bloom Color Description: Rose pink standards; violet purple falls edged rose pink
Awards: Honorable Mention: 1964
Award of Merit: 1966

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: From two sdlgs.
Child plants: 90 child plants

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Common names
  • Tall Bearded Iris
  • Iris

Photo Gallery
Location: Northern Germany
Date: 2004-09-10
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Photo courtesy of Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Location: Michigan-my garden
Location: Botanical Garden of Moscow State University
Date: June
credit: Andrey Korzun

Photo courtesy of Blue J Iris. Used with permission.
Comments:
  • Posted by tabbycat (Youngsville, LA - Zone 9b) on Jan 30, 2019 5:04 PM concerning plant:
    I received a rhizome 11-18-16 in a trade from Cindy in MI as part of a new bed I was making for Irises. I worked on getting the soil just right with a little sand for the best drainage & ph since it was my 1st try at Tall Bearded Irises here in zone 9. I understood they can take a year or 2 to get established in new surroundings. Late Spring 2018 I found a bud & after a week found a full blooming flower. That was it, so I'm hopeful for more this year 2019. The plant has grown a little with several new fans.
Plant Events from our members
tabbycat On April 15, 2022 Bloomed
Surprised me with a stem & couple of blooms on plant I dug & put in a pot when I planted Orange Sweet Olive where it was last Summer.
tabbycat On April 11, 2021 Bloomed
Fully opened. 6" stem I think because I moved it recently
tabbycat On February 1, 2021 Miscellaneous Event
Had to dig when planted Sweet olive so put in a pot to replant later.
tabbycat On April 5, 2020 Bloomed
Found a bloom that is large but on a short 3" stem. i got a picture
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