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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
Light blue
Flower Patterns: Dark Top
Bloom Color Description: Mid blue standards, 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
John C. Wister Medal: 2021

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)
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Underground structures: Rhizome
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Ploidy: Tetraploid
Parentage: Blyth N24-5: (Opposing Forces x Louisa's Song) X Paul Black
Child plants: 4 child plants

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Meredith79 On June 7, 2016 Bloomed
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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2021 Iris Season by Australis Jan 19, 2022 1:00 AM 1,914
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2020 Orders by BlueFlagFan Apr 23, 2020 2:46 AM 286
Season 2020 by shizen Jan 3, 2021 6:48 PM 1,775
Who among you by DaisyDo May 16, 2020 9:06 PM 24
Mid-America Surplus Sale by cbunny41 Sep 23, 2019 10:47 AM 105
New Dykes Winner............... by Paul2032 Aug 20, 2019 5:55 PM 26
Something's not right about this by DaisyDo Jul 27, 2019 8:12 AM 48
I got a box! 2019 by evelyninthegarden Dec 12, 2019 12:19 AM 525
Blooms 2019 by cliftoncat Mar 11, 2020 9:12 PM 2,568
Superstition Iris Gardens 2019 Introductions by lovemyhouse Dec 30, 2018 11:28 AM 82
2019 Orders Already! by LizinElizabeth Jun 25, 2019 7:21 AM 833
Bloom Season 2017 by shizen Mar 29, 2018 1:09 PM 3,789
Show Us your "Dark Top" irises by tveguy3 Dec 23, 2016 5:13 AM 87
Wet blooms by iciris May 24, 2016 12:17 PM 91

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