Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Esther Tams
Year Of Registration: 1970
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1971
Seedling Number: T-9-68
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 36-38 inches (91-97 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid
Mid Late
Bloom Color Classification: Light blue
Flower Patterns: Neglecta
Bloom Color Description: Blue white standards; dark bluish purple falls
Beard Color: Blue
Awards: Honorable Mention: 1972
Award of Merit: 1974
Dykes Memorial Medal: 1977

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
Ploidy: Tetraploid
Parentage: Miss Indiana X (Melodrama x Rippling Waters)
Child plants: 45 child plants

Common names
  • Tall Bearded Iris
  • Iris

Photo Gallery
Location: California
Date: 2023-06-09
Dream Lover with Breakers in the background.
Location: In my Northern California garden
Date: 2012-04-23

Photo courtesy of Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Location: Sass Memorial Garden near Ashland, NE
Date: 2012-05-04

Photo courtesy of Blue J Iris Used with permission.
Plant Events from our members
gardenglassgems On August 20, 2022 Transplanted
from pot to Dizzy's Bed 1.
gardenglassgems On June 9, 2019 Bloomed
First reported bloomed on 6/9/2019.
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