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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Joseph Ghio by William Maryott
Year Of Registration: 2000
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 2000
Seedling Number: 93-87V3
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 37 inches (94 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid
Flower Form: Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: Black
Violet
Flower Patterns: Bicolor
Bloom Color Description: Medium red violet standards; maroon black falls
Beard Color: Bright orange
Style Arm Color: Dark red violet
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: Romantic Evening X 89-58W2: (Honeymoon Suite x Enchanting)
Child plants: 5 child plants

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Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Oct 8, 2013 2:14 PM

I bought Visiting Royalty from Schreiner's Iris Gardens a few years ago. It has done very well in the garden. Love that dark two tone bloom color of the lovely flowers.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
Comparison please by DaisyDo Jul 8, 2020 8:25 PM 27
How many of Joseph Ghio's irises do you have? by janwax Mar 22, 2019 9:00 PM 88
This question is directed to those who have enough dark irises to compare by DaisyDo Aug 8, 2018 6:51 PM 15
Color Mixing by Dachsylady86 Jan 20, 2017 2:51 PM 231
Bloom Season 2016 - Part 2 by Lestv Jan 21, 2019 9:53 PM 1,323
Did you get a box? by Misawa77 Nov 23, 2015 9:30 AM 1,507
What did you do in the Iris garden today? by Paul2032 Apr 12, 2021 8:28 PM 19,922
Show us your Colors - Part 2 by Muddymitts Feb 22, 2015 10:34 AM 819
Iris by the Alphabet - Part 4 by Muddymitts Feb 16, 2015 1:40 PM 424
What Ghio irises do you have, Add this year, or have on your wish list? by tveguy3 Dec 23, 2014 9:31 AM 342
Re-bloom Photos by Moiris Jan 7, 2015 9:17 AM 621
Rhizomes arrived - very pleased by janwax Apr 9, 2017 7:45 AM 624
OK, so how many have you got ordered??? by tveguy3 Aug 26, 2014 10:16 PM 759
Iris have started to bloom here in my garden by Newyorkrita May 29, 2012 11:06 AM 119
wanda rezac's list part 2 s-z by irisawe Oct 23, 2017 7:04 AM 20

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