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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Barry Blyth
Year Of Registration: 2001
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 2002
Seedling Number: H165-1
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 35 inches (89 cm)
Bloom Season: Very Early
Flower Form: Bubble Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: Lavender
Flower Patterns: Bitone
Bloom Color Description: Pastel lavender standards, center slightly deeper; deeper pastel lavender falls, shading lighter toward beard
Beard Color: Tangerine, white base
Fragrance: Pronounced
Sweet

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
Fragrant
Underground structures: Rhizome
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Ploidy: Tetraploid
Parentage: Louisa's Song X F175-1: (Man About Town x D61-1: (A63-1: (Dance Man x Rembrandt Magic) x Bygone Era))
Child plants: 5 child plants

Babylon Queen (Blyth '02)

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Location: Santa Cruz Mountains, CaliforniaDate: 2019-04-15Babylon Queen (Blyth '02)
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Location: Santa Cruz Mountains, CaliforniaDate: 2019-04-20Babylon Queen
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Location: Sacramento, CADate: 2021-03-27
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Date: 2014-04-23
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Location: God's Garden - Atwater CADate: April 2014
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Location: cummings gardenDate: 2012-04-28
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Location: At Napa Iris GardensDate: 2014-04-26
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Location: God's Garden - Atwater CADate: April 2014
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Location: God's Garden - Atwater CADate: April 2014
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Location: Frannie's Iris Garden, Elk Grove, CADate: 2013-04-21
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Location: cummings gardenDate: 2012-04-30
By ARUBA1334
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Location: At Napa Iris GardensDate: 2014-04-26
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Location: At Napa Iris GardensDate: 2014-04-26
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Location: God's Garden - Atwater CADate: April 3, 2015
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Photo courtesy of Pleasants Valley Iris Farm
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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California Dreaming.... by evelyninthegarden Dec 23, 2020 10:17 PM 1,678
Bloom Season 2017 by shizen Mar 29, 2018 1:09 PM 3,789
Bloom Season 2016 by coboro Jun 1, 2016 6:44 PM 1,942
Top dozen TBs to recommend to a perennial gardener: your nominations by gemini_sage Jul 1, 2021 7:03 PM 182
Did you get a box? by Misawa77 Nov 23, 2015 9:30 AM 1,507
Blooming in Kentucky - 2015 by Muddymitts May 29, 2016 3:59 AM 367
What did you do in the Iris garden today? by Paul2032 Jan 22, 2022 1:09 PM 21,652
Show Us Your Blooms - Spring 2015 - Part 1 by Moiris Nov 23, 2015 9:29 AM 2,013
Final Sale for Snowpeak Iris before compost by lovemyhouse Mar 13, 2015 12:08 PM 15
Show us your Colors................... by Muddymitts Dec 15, 2020 8:15 PM 1,828
What Blyth Irises do you have? Which ones do you still want? by tveguy3 Jan 12, 2015 6:00 PM 384
Val's Iris blooms in Australia by Misawa77 Nov 7, 2014 6:43 PM 45
Final Tallies! by tveguy3 Nov 2, 2014 8:24 PM 1,182

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