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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Schreiner
Year Of Registration: 1978
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1975
Seedling Number: E 1477-1
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 39 inches (99 cm)
Bloom Season: Early Mid
Bloom Color Classification: Violet
Yellow
Flower Patterns: Bicolor
Bloom Color Description: Light silvery cream yellow standards; lilac lavender falls
Beard Color: Lemon yellow

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: Lilac Champagne X unknown
Child plants: one child plant

Photo courtesy of Blue J Iris. Used with permission.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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