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
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: 7 child plants

Common names
  • Tall Bearded Iris
  • Iris

Photo Gallery
Location: Durham, NC
Date: 2016-05-09
Location: Santa Cruz Mountains, California
Date: 2018-05-09
Visiting Royalty (Ghio by Maryott '00)
Location: Saratoga, CA
Date: 2019-05-11
Location: Sussex, UK
Date: late May 2019
A lush scented bloom, very free flowering.
Location: Sussex, UK
Date: late May 2019
A lush scented bloom, very free flowering.
Location: Long Island, NY 
Date: 2013-05-19
Location: Schreiner's Gardens near Salem, OR
Date: 2015-05-14

Date: 2011-05-16

Date: 2011-05-21

Date: 2011-05-16
Photo by Newyorkrita
Location: Long Island, NY 
Date: 2013-10-08

Photo courtesy of Blue J Iris. Used with permission.
  • Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Oct 8, 2013 2:14 PM concerning plant:
    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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