Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Songwriter') in the Irises Database

Common names:
Give a thumbs up Iris
Give a thumbs up Tall Bearded Iris

Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Ben Hager, deceased, by Cooley's Gardens
Year Of Registration: 2002
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 2002
Seedling Number: T5920RfLvBlt
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 38 inches (97 cm)
Bloom Season: Late
Flower Form: Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: Blue
Light blue
Flower Patterns: Reverse Bitone
Bloom Color Description: Dark lavender blue standards; pale blue wash on white falls
Beard Color: Blue, hairs tipped white, blended yellow in throat

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
Parentage: T5382BltBld: (T4840#2, Rite of Spring sibling, x Garden Escort) X T5364WBl/Wh: (T4840BlWh, Rite of Spring sibling, x Timescape)
Child plants: one child plant

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Show Us your "Dark Top" irises by tveguy3 Dec 23, 2016 5:13 AM 87
Bloom Season 2016 - Part 2 by Lestv Jan 21, 2019 9:53 PM 1,323
Night shots by UndertheSun Apr 28, 2016 12:21 PM 47
Recognizing the Hybridizers work. by Paul2032 Mar 13, 2018 5:36 PM 718
Favorite Iris added to the garden this year. by Boxergirl Sep 4, 2015 11:40 AM 74
And the winner is??? by tveguy3 Aug 21, 2015 5:35 PM 750
Can you tell me anything about these irises? by meslgh Sep 4, 2014 9:03 PM 48
Visit an accredited Iris Show...... by Paul2032 May 28, 2014 11:08 AM 21
Hallelujah Brother! by tveguy3 Aug 10, 2014 9:09 PM 933
Mary Ann's Irises by Muddymitts Aug 11, 2014 11:17 AM 728

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