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

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Keith Keppel
Year Of Registration: 1975
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1977
Seedling Number: 71-109A
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 32 inches (81 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid
Flower Form: Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: Blue
Bloom Color Description: Medium gentian blue
Beard Color: Flame to indian orange
Awards: Honorable Mention: 1978

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: 68-52S: ((Jones 743: (641 x Crystal Flame) x (Marquesan Skies x Babbling Brook)) X 68-49A: ((Babbling Brook x Morning Breeze) x (Morning Breeze x Babbling Brook))
Child plants: 15 child plants

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Companion Thread for "The Chisholm Trail" and the "Cow Town Capers" by tveguy3 Apr 4, 2018 2:44 PM 306
I got a box!!! - 2017 by Dachsylady86 Apr 27, 2018 2:59 AM 1,414
Honoring the ones we have! by Lestv Feb 1, 2016 4:06 PM 2,056
What Keppel irises do you have, and what did you add this year? by tveguy3 Mar 4, 2019 12:59 PM 382
Let's talk turquy by diggit Sep 9, 2017 10:21 PM 56
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