Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Mercy Marci') in the Irises Database

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Tom Burseen
Year Of Registration: 2008
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 2009
Seedling Number: 03-310A
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 36 inches (91 cm)
Bloom Season: Early Mid
Flower Form: Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: Tan
Bloom Color Description: Cream yellow standards washed methyl violet at edges; mexican tan falls washed yellow buff toward edges, hafts washed brown, white striations around beards
Beard Color: Dark purple, large mexican tan flounces washed buff yellow at edges
Space Age Beard Appendages: Flounces
Fragrance: Musky
Awards: Honorable Mention: 2012

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: Parentage too lengthy for this data field. See comments section for more.
Child plants: one child plant


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Location: Durham, NCDate: May, 2015
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Location: Durham, NCDate: May, 2015Large bloom, well developed spoons
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Location: Durham, NCDate: May, 2015Close-up of spoon, this bloom had a horn too!
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Posted by admin on Aug 1, 2013 11:11 AM

Parentage: 00-406: (98-690: (95-4: (92-10: (Eyes Right x 90-33: (87-77: (Somsee Somsigh x Bronze Sculpture) x 88-463, Wake Water Pod Parent)) x Godsend) x 95-350: (Pagan Pink x Filibuster)) x 97-379: (94-63: (Mauvelous x Schubertiad) x 94-115: (Amelia's Orchid x Pagan Pink))) x 00-368: (98-185, Jean Queen Pod Parent, x 97-1210: (95-330: (92-24: (Best Bet x Magician's Apprentice) x 93-228: (Thornbird x He Man)) x 94-379: (Miss Piggy x Pass the Shades)))

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