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Hybridizer: J. T. Aitken
Year Of Registration: 2003
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 2003
Seedling Number: 96T16
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 33 inches (84 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid Late
Flower Form: Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: Orange
Flower Patterns: Blend
Bloom Color Description: Orange standards; intense light yellow falls, 1/4" orange rim
Beard Color: Red
Style Arm Color: Orange
Awards: Honorable Mention: 2005
Award of Merit: 2007
John C. Wister Medal: 2010

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: 87T104: (84T65: ((Sunshine Express x Brown Lasso) x (Peach Float x Irene Nelson)) x 84T57: (Winterbourne x Blazing Light)) X Color Fusion
Child plants: 17 child plants

Common names
  • Tall Bearded Iris
  • Iris

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Location: Home garden
Date: 2016-04-27
Location: Washington 8b
Date: 2022-05-26

Date: 2020-05-12
Location: Home garden
Date: 2015-04-15
Location: Schreiner's Iris Garden, Salem, OR.
Date: 2015-05-18
Location: Pleasants Valley Iris Farm, Vacaville CA
Date: 2009-05-02
Photo courtesy of Pleasants Valley Iris Farm,
Location: Schreiner's Garden
Date: 2017-05-22
Full sun, 91 degrees F 32.7 degrees C
Location: oregon
Date: 2008-05-19

Date: 2021-05-16
Location: Elk Grove, CA
Date: 4 2016
Location: My garden in southeast Nebraska
Date: 2012-05-02
Location: southern KY
Date: 2018-05-10
Location: My garden in Northwest Arkansas
Date: 2013-05-13
Vivid yellowish orange that can be seen from a distance.
Location: My garden in Northwest Arkansas
Date: 2013-05-13
Location: My garden in southeast Nebraska
Date: 2012-05-02
Location: Richlands, NC
Date: 2022-04-23
Location: Central Texas 76844
Date: April 2011
Location: Northern Germany
Date: 2002-11-02

Photo courtesy of Iris City Gardens
Location: My garden in southeast Nebraska
Date: 2012-05-07
Location: Whitesboro, TX
Image courtesy of The Shady Spot Iris. All rights reserved.
Location: Michigan-my garden
Date: 2018-06-07

Photo courtesy of Blue J Iris. Used with permission.
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Location: Northern Germany
Date: 2002-11-01

Photo courtesy of Blue J Iris Used with permission.
Location: Washington 8b
Date: 2016-05-17
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