Border Bearded Iris (Iris 'What's New Pussycat') 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: P103A
Classification: Border Bearded (BB)
Registered Height: 26 inches (66 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid
Mid Late
Flower Form: Bubble Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: Orange
Flower Patterns: Blend
Bloom Color Description: Mid light peach standards, narrow blended light butter tan band; greenish buff falls blending to mid apricot buff edge and haft; greenish textured veins, darker apricot buff veins in throat
Beard Color: Tangerine
Style Arm Color: Mid apricot
Fragrance: Slight
Awards: Honorable Mention: 2014
Award of Merit: 2018

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
Underground structures: Rhizome
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Parentage: Bundle of Love X M70 sib: (J103A: (Viva Mexico x Complimentary) x Jersey Bounce)

AIS National Convention, Portland, OR--Iris in Wonderland 2015

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Posted by KentPfeiffer (Southeast Nebraska - Zone 5b) on Mar 1, 2015 3:43 PM

Absolutely beautiful flowers with heavy substance and perfect form. Just wish I could get it to set a pod!

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2018 ........i got a box!!!😁😍 by shizen Mar 15, 2019 3:12 PM 1,448
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Which Paul Blacks did you add to your garden this year? by tveguy3 Oct 14, 2012 9:42 AM 48
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