Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Pontificate') in the Irises Database

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Joseph Ghio
Year Of Registration: 2011
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 2012
Seedling Number: 06-127L2
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 34 inches (86 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid Late
Flower Form: Bubble Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: Purple
Silver/Grey
Flower Patterns: Bicolor
Bloom Color Description: Grape standards, lightening toward edges; grey pink falls
Beard Color: Tangerine
Awards: Honorable Mention: 2014

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
Underground structures: Rhizome
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Parentage: Secret Rites X 03-81E2: (01-194S4: (Lotus Land x Treasured) x Resonance)

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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I got a box!!! - 2017 by Dachsylady86 Jan 9, 2018 10:41 AM 1,396
Show Us your "Dark Top" irises by tveguy3 Dec 23, 2016 5:13 AM 87
Show us your Blended Color irises by tveguy3 Jan 19, 2018 1:38 AM 165
I got a box!!! - 2016 version by Lestv Dec 19, 2016 3:15 PM 1,664
Recognizing the Hybridizers work. by Paul2032 Jan 21, 2018 12:35 AM 711
Superstition Iris Gardens 2016 Introductions by Misawa77 Dec 16, 2015 3:20 PM 99
what irises do you want? by creativeclover Jul 27, 2015 10:24 AM 107
Show Us Your Blooms - Spring 2015 - Part 1 by Moiris Nov 23, 2015 9:29 AM 2,013
What Ghio irises do you have, Add this year, or have on your wish list? by tveguy3 Dec 23, 2014 9:31 AM 342
Pictures......allow me to enjoy iris and my garden in the winter. by Paul2032 Dec 6, 2014 5:35 PM 210
Bloom is busting out all over............. by Paul2032 Jul 2, 2014 2:04 PM 671
Some of your favorite Purple or Violet irises by tveguy3 May 3, 2014 4:51 PM 365
2013 Tall Bearded Iris Bloom in My Utah Garden by Paul2032 Jan 9, 2014 10:24 PM 22
More Iris Bloom in My Utah Garden by Paul2032 Jun 11, 2013 9:16 AM 246
Which Ghio Irises have you added this year? by tveguy3 Nov 12, 2012 6:42 PM 34
Order came from Bayview by tveguy3 Aug 7, 2012 5:35 PM 16
Getting Iris Orders! by Betja Jul 31, 2012 5:11 PM 94
Joe Ghio's 2012 Catalog! by Betja Mar 7, 2012 10:06 AM 19

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