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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: John Weiler
Year Of Registration: 1977
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1977
Seedling Number: 70-78-1
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 36 inches (91 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid
Bloom Color Classification: Blue
Flower Patterns: Self
Bloom Color Description: Full blue
Beard Color: Very pale yellow

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: 68-35: (Pacific Panorama x Giant Indiglow) X Alves 65-176: inv. line of blue sdlgs
Child plants: one child plant

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Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
Blue Trimezia by Tomtom2 Jun 10, 2021 4:36 PM 4
The Late Show by evelyninthegarden Jun 15, 2021 5:45 PM 19
What do you grow besides irises? by evelyninthegarden Jun 21, 2021 12:37 AM 120
is this normal? by cwalke Jun 6, 2021 8:41 AM 6
Buds and Branching - my own realizations by LynNY Jun 7, 2021 1:13 AM 13
What's wrong with my iris??? Help. please! by NatyMain Jun 6, 2021 2:44 PM 9
'Best Iris Awards for 2021 by urania1 Jun 11, 2021 2:17 PM 15
Your best Spaceage iris by bluegrassmom Jun 6, 2021 6:01 AM 27
Iris identification by LindaYoungblood May 21, 2021 8:41 PM 9
Brief visit to Bluebird Haven by evelyninthegarden May 27, 2021 11:19 AM 12
Help a gal out with a possible ID please! by cinvasko May 21, 2021 2:28 AM 11
Oh no! What is this? by MrsMud May 22, 2021 8:36 PM 16
First Seedling has bloomed! by evelyninthegarden May 23, 2021 10:04 PM 35
2021 iris blooming in Maryland by DaisyDo Jun 3, 2021 7:27 PM 173
New Iris Variety by stardating May 9, 2021 9:50 PM 13
Scapes vs. Stalks by evelyninthegarden May 1, 2021 9:48 PM 7
Is this iris Freckles? by Rebekah May 14, 2021 10:16 PM 10
If you were going to change Bearded irises, what direction would you take them? by SonoveShakespeare May 29, 2021 7:49 PM 94
RE: My moms plants by Tammianne Apr 30, 2021 6:02 PM 19
Losses 2021 by evelyninthegarden May 12, 2021 12:03 AM 26

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