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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Joseph Ghio
Year Of Registration: 2001
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 2002
Seedling Number: 94-118Y2
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 32 inches (81 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid Late
Flower Form: Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: Wine
Flower Patterns: Bitone
Bloom Color Description: Cherry crimson standards; mahogany gold falls deepening to blackish edge, violet flush
Beard Color: Gold
Style Arm Color: Mahogany gold
Awards: Honorable Mention: 2004

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: Parentage too lengthy for this data field. See comments section for more
Child plants: 4 child plants


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Posted by KentPfeiffer (Southeast Nebraska - Zone 5b) on Apr 28, 2013 8:31 PM

'Cover Page has an extremely involved parentage. It is included in its entirety here:

92-150U3: (Battle Royal x ((84-133C3: ((Lady Friend x (Flareup x (Capitation x Coffee House))) x Battle Hymn sib) x 84-166J2: (Cafe Society x (Cinnamon x (76-110L: ((Malaysia x Carolina Honey) x (Hi Top x ((Ponderosa x Travel On) x Peace Offering sib))) x (Anointed x San Jose))))) x Heat Pump)) X 92-305L3: (Battle Royal x ((84-133C3 x ((Homecoming Queen x 76-110BB) x Esmeralda sib)) x 88-129Z, sib to pod parent of Star Quality))

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