Border Bearded Iris (Iris 'Desperado') in the Irises Database

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Keith Keppel
Year Of Registration: 1979
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1979
Seedling Number: 72-43C
Classification: Border Bearded (BB)
Registered Height: 26 inches (66 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid
Bloom Color Classification: Violet
White
Yellow
Flower Patterns: Plicata
Bloom Color Description: Greenish yellow standards, edges sanded greyed violet; pale marguerite yellow to warm white falls, narrow greyed violet sanded edge, darker, rosier purple hafts overlaid java brown
Beard Color: White to yellow, faintly tipped bronze
Awards: Honorable Mention: 1981
Award of Merit: 1983

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: Roundup X 68-22F: (Montage x (((Gene Wild x Majorette) x Rococo) x (Siva Siva x Diplomacy)))

Discussion Threads about this plant
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