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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Gerald Richardson
Year Of Registration: 2005
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 2007
Seedling Number: 98-50-2
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 36 inches (91 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid
Flower Form: Bubble Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: Blue
Flower Patterns: Self
Bloom Color Description: Medium to dark blue standards; indigo blue falls
Beard Color: Blue violet
Style Arm Color: Medium to dark blue
Fragrance: Slight
Awards: Honorable Mention: 2011

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
Fragrant
Underground structures: Rhizome
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Ploidy: Tetraploid
Parentage: Yaquina Blue X Dusky He-Man
Child plants: 2 child plants

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Thinning Versus Dividing in Bearded IrisesThinning Versus Dividing in Bearded Irises
By KentPfeiffer on April 16, 2013

Although irises produce glorious flowers, the plants are remarkably carefree. They do have a somewhat unusual pattern of growth in comparison with other common garden perennials, though, and this presents challenges to gardeners.

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Comments:
Posted by KentPfeiffer (Southeast Nebraska - Zone 5b) on Mar 22, 2012 8:05 PM

The massive flowers have deep, rich coloring. My favorite of the dark blue iris I've grown.

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Posted by KentPfeiffer (Southeast Nebraska - Zone 5b) on Feb 9, 2015 9:01 PM

Sibling of Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Magheralin')

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Show us your Colors................... by Muddymitts Dec 15, 2020 8:15 PM 1,828
What's your favorite blue? by Zencat Jul 1, 2014 11:37 AM 137
What is your DARK colored iris by irisloverdee Sep 1, 2012 9:33 AM 48
Your Favorite Blue Irises? by Betja Feb 29, 2012 10:39 PM 57

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