Intermediate Bearded Iris (Iris 'Neon Blue') in the Irises Database

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Barry Blyth
Year Of Registration: 2003
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 2003
Seedling Number: J96-1
Classification: Intermediate Bearded (IB)
Registered Height: 22 inches (56 cm)
Bloom Season: Very Early
Early
Early Mid
Flower Form: Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: Light blue
Flower Patterns: Self
Bloom Color Description: Sky blue, slight olive haft veining on falls
Beard Color: Blue, hairs tipped lemon in throat
Fragrance: Sweet

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
Fragrant
Underground structures: Rhizome
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Parentage: Navy Blues X Chicory Dickory

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Suggestions on TB irises that make huge clumps fast with plenty of flowers. by SonoveShakespeare Oct 29, 2020 7:08 PM 42
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poor form in standards becoming a trend? by DaisyDo Feb 25, 2019 11:54 AM 99
2018 ........i got a box!!!😁😍 by shizen Mar 15, 2019 3:12 PM 1,448
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What is your favorite iris? (that you currently own and have seen in bloom) :) by Grace_smith Dec 6, 2019 4:01 PM 92
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Top Ten picks! by bluegrassmom Jun 13, 2019 8:51 PM 43

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