Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Bluebird of Happiness') in the Irises Database

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Paul Black
Year Of Registration: 2011
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 2012
Seedling Number: P218B
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 45 inches (114 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid
Mid Late
Late
Very Late
Flower Form: Bubble Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: Blue
Flower Patterns: Blend
Bloom Color Description: Mid blue standards with dark base and midribs, darker blue textured veins over upper 2/3; mid blue falls fading to pale blue, darker at edge, mid blue textured veins
Beard Color: Orange
Style Arm Color: Mid blue
Fragrance: Pronounced
Sweet
Awards: Honorable Mention: 2014
Award of Merit: 2017

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
Parentage: Blyth N24-5: (Opposing Forces x Louisa's Song) X Paul Black
Child plants: 2 child plants

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Show us your Colors................... by Muddymitts Feb 14, 2015 8:21 AM 1,821
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