Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Magnificent Masterpiece') in the Irises Database

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Barbara Nicodemus
Year Of Registration: 2009
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 2010
Seedling Number: I13R-03
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 35-36 inches (86-89 cm)
Bloom Season: Early Mid
Rebloom
Rebloom by Zone: Known To Rebloom Zone 5: -20° to -10°
Known To Rebloom Zone 6:-10° to 0°
Known To Rebloom Zone 7: 0°-10°
Flower Form: Bubble Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: Purple
Flower Patterns: Bitone
Bloom Color Description: Royal purple standards; black purple falls, few lighter striations around beards
Beard Color: Blue purple
Style Arm Color: Royal purple
Foliage: Purple Based
Purple Stems or Bracts
Awards: Honorable Mention: 2013
Award of Merit: 2016

General Plant Information (Edit)
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
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: Fabulous One X Thunder Spirit
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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Posted by KentPfeiffer (Southeast Nebraska - Zone 5b) on Mar 23, 2012 10:16 AM

Really impressive iris. It could easily be dismissed as just another dark purple iris, but it is not. The flowers are big, with heavy substance, and are heavily ruffled. The plants are very vigorous with strong purple based foliage.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Your top ten irises.... by evelyninthegarden Jun 15, 2020 12:28 AM 34
Season 2020 by shizen Jul 20, 2020 3:13 PM 1,428
Would love to see photos of your "black" iris! by cinvasko Feb 2, 2020 4:59 PM 15
Bloomin time in Cheese head country! by tveguy3 Mar 1, 2020 9:50 PM 544
Choose 10 by DaisyDo Jul 20, 2020 12:16 PM 85
Results of voting on the 2018 Tall Bearded Symosium Popularity Poll by DaisyDo Apr 10, 2019 1:04 PM 14
California Dreaming.... by evelyninthegarden Aug 10, 2020 6:20 PM 1,651
Blooms 2019 by cliftoncat Mar 11, 2020 9:12 PM 2,568
2019 Orders Already! by LizinElizabeth Jun 25, 2019 7:21 AM 833
which purples make you drool? by DaisyDo May 23, 2020 12:08 AM 73
2018 ........i got a box!!!😁😍 by shizen Mar 15, 2019 3:12 PM 1,448
Is there a modern iris like Dusky Challenger? by LynNY Jun 17, 2019 8:25 AM 53
PNW Blooms by Rebekah Aug 9, 2019 10:18 PM 59
Your Favorite Black Iris by urania1 Jan 19, 2020 10:59 PM 37
Blooms 2018 by cliftoncat Jan 2, 2019 4:17 PM 2,872
I'm REALLY looking forward to this one!... by janwax Nov 21, 2018 10:00 PM 1,064
Just received a box 😜 by Rebekah Jul 20, 2017 10:59 AM 15
Iris Guessing Game 5 by Lestv Mar 15, 2017 9:33 AM 122
Bloom Season 2017 by shizen Mar 29, 2018 1:09 PM 3,789
2017 orders by Lestv Sep 18, 2017 10:45 AM 1,756

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