Miniature Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Bit o' Afton') in the Irises Database

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Guild
Year Of Registration: 1967
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1970
Seedling Number: 63W1
Classification: Miniature Tall Bearded (MTB)
Registered Height: 28 inches (71 cm)
Bloom Season: Early Mid
Mid
Mid Late
Late
Very Late
Bloom Color Classification: Violet
White
Flower Patterns: Amoena
Bloom Color Description: White standards; violet falls, white wire edging
Beard Color: Golden yellow
Awards: Honorable Mention: 1971
Other: Williamson-White Award: 1975

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 8b
Flowers: Showy
Underground structures: Rhizome
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Parentage: Warbler X Warbler
Child plants: 3 child plants

Photo courtesy of Rainbow Iris Farm

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