Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: K. Smith
Year Of Registration: 1949
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1949
Seedling Number: 6-6
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 40 inches
Bloom Season: Mid Late
Bloom Color Classification: Lavender
Flower Patterns: Neglecta
Awards: Honorable Mention: 1950
Award of Merit: 1952

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
Parentage: Extravaganza X Louise Blake
Child plants: 16 child plants

Common names
  • Tall Bearded Iris
  • Iris

Photo Gallery
Location: Cottonwood, CA
Date: 2022-04-23
Location: Berlin, Ma
Location: Botanical Garden Meise (Belgium)
Date: 2017-07-22
Location: Durham, NC
Date: 2016-05-14
Location: Cottonwood, CA
Location: Nationale Plantentuin Meise (Brussels)
Date: 2018-05-16
Location: Gardenfish garden
Date: April 2020
I just got a specific variety ID on this one!
Location: Prvačina, Slovenija
Date: 2020-05-05
Location: Chino Valley Arizona
Date: 2021-05-09
Location: Gardenfish garden
Date: April 2020
Iris detail and a little friend
Location: Durham, NC
Date: May, 2015
Photo by MargieNY
Photo by MargieNY
Location: Meise botanical garden
Date: 2022-05-17

Image courtesy of Iris City Gardens
Photo by Misawa77

Date: 2015-05-15
Location: Whitesboro, TX
Date: 2017-05-23
Image courtesy of The Shady Spot Iris. All rights reserved.

Date: 2014-05-22
Photo by MargieNY

Date: 2015-05-15

Photo courtesy of Blue J Iris Used with permission.
Photo by MargieNY
Photo by MargieNY
Plant Events from our members
piksihk On November 12, 2015 Transplanted
piksihk On August 28, 2014 Obtained plant
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