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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Bob Bauer/John Coble
Year Of Registration: 2000
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 2000
Seedling Number: J92AA-3
Classification: Japanese (Ensata)
Registered Height: 40 inches (102 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid
Bloom Color Classification: Lavender
Bloom Color Description: Lavender pink standards darkest in center and lightening at edge
Style Arm Color: Cream lavender, crests lavender
Awards: Honorable Mention: 2004

General Plant Information (Edit)
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Flowers: Showy
Underground structures: Rhizome
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Pollinators: Various insects
Parentage: J86Q-1: (Pink Bunny x J84J-6: (Kyokko x self)) X J90K-1: (J88B-1: ((Kyokko x self) x (Kyokko x Rose Prelude)) x J86DD-1: ((Kyokko x self) x (Kyokko x Rose Prelude)))
Child plants: 4 child plants

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Date: 2009-06-28
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Location: Bluestone gardenDate: 2009-0421
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Location: Bluestone gardenDate: 2008-0928
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