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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Bernard Schreiner
Year Of Registration: 1955
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1955
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 42 inches (107 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid
Bloom Color Classification: Light blue
Flower Patterns: Self
Bloom Color Description: Very light blue

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: Sylvia Murray X Azure Skies

Discussion Threads about this plant
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Oklahoma blooms by Rebekah May 4, 2021 2:03 PM 44
2020 Bloom Season by ARUBA1334 Feb 22, 2021 9:41 PM 254
2020 Iris Virus Blooms by Lbsmitty Jul 20, 2020 11:56 AM 135
Final year of evaluation before introduction 2021 by TBManOR May 15, 2020 6:58 PM 72
Similar iris comparison photos by dirtdorphins Sep 27, 2020 3:48 PM 21
West Coast Bloom Season 2019 by ARUBA1334 Mar 31, 2020 4:24 AM 290
Comparison of "Most Popular" Iris to "Most Relevant" by ShawnSteve Jul 25, 2019 6:01 AM 35
What's the allure over Dusky Challenger? by lilpod13 Jul 9, 2020 8:36 PM 51
Do you have some favorite iris photos to share? by janwax Jun 27, 2019 3:45 PM 21
My 2019 Northern Blooms by Lbsmitty Jun 29, 2019 10:06 PM 199
2019 Bloom has started - Daisy's Garden by DaisyDo Jun 7, 2019 7:29 PM 80
TBs that make a clump quickly! by bluegrassmom Jun 17, 2019 3:11 PM 48
Choose 10 by DaisyDo Mar 10, 2021 1:04 AM 90
California Dreaming.... by evelyninthegarden Dec 23, 2020 10:17 PM 1,678
Bonnie's Bloomers a.k.a. Fellowship of the Garden by grannysgarden May 10, 2021 8:39 AM 3,040
What Historics are you growing/best growers? by UndyingLight Aug 29, 2019 8:38 PM 121
What are your top ten irises from 2018? by evelyninthegarden May 5, 2019 8:28 PM 246
Let's see your pinks by UndertheSun May 22, 2019 11:34 PM 86
Blooms 2019 by cliftoncat Mar 11, 2020 9:12 PM 2,568
2019 Orders Already! by LizinElizabeth Jun 25, 2019 7:21 AM 833

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