Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Messy Jessi') in the Irises Database

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Tom Burseen
Year Of Registration: 2003
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 2004
Seedling Number: 99-619A
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 36 inches (91 cm)
Bloom Season: Late
Flower Form: Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: Purple
Violet
White
Flower Patterns: Broken
Bloom Color Description: Light amethyst violet standards, some darker violet splashes; white falls, violet purple wash, random dark purple blotches
Beard Color: Orange, fuzzy purple horn
Space Age Beard Appendages: Horns
Style Arm Color: Creamy 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
Parentage: 96-189: (Gnu Again x Experiencit) X Osay Canuc
Child plants: 6 child plants

Photo courtesy of Blue J Iris. Used with permission.

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