Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Next Step') in the Irises Database

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Bryce Williamson
Year Of Registration: 1995
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1998
Seedling Number: 2091
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 36 inches (91 cm)
Bloom Season: Early Mid
Flower Form: Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: Light blue
White
Flower Patterns: Plicata
Bloom Color Description: Light to medium delft blue standards, marked blue white at midrib base; white falls, precise stitched and sanded medium to dark delft blue edge, shoulders dark delft blue, stitched and sanded "V" around beards
Beard Color: Soft blue
Style Arm Color: Medium delft 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
Parentage: Rare Treat X Monologue

Photo courtesy of Blue J Iris. Used with permission.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Something's not right about this by DaisyDo Jul 27, 2019 8:12 AM 48
Mosaic Virus in Irises by FullyWashable Nov 11, 2019 4:41 AM 31
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California Dreaming.... by evelyninthegarden Nov 17, 2019 4:45 AM 1,038
2018 Seedlings by ARUBA1334 May 23, 2019 11:22 PM 698
Hello - Introduction and Public GOAL Declaration by wvyen Jan 13, 2019 7:53 PM 26
Blooms 2019 by cliftoncat Nov 17, 2019 4:47 AM 2,485
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My Enchanted Garden 2018 by Dachsylady86 Mar 28, 2019 7:04 PM 716
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Signs of Spring ! by janwax May 5, 2018 5:27 PM 251
Blooms 2018 by cliftoncat Jan 2, 2019 4:17 PM 2,872
A Record Year by ARUBA1334 Apr 8, 2018 8:16 PM 818
2018 Orders by Dachsylady86 Oct 15, 2019 7:30 PM 1,402
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Cause of Iris leaf browning? by lilpod13 Sep 23, 2017 11:06 AM 18
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