Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Return to Oz') in the Irises Database

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Frederick Kerr
Year Of Registration: 2011
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 2012
Seedling Number: 03-011A
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 42 inches (107 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid
Flower Form: Bubble Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: Blue
Light blue
Flower Patterns: Neglecta
Bloom Color Description: Light blue standards with darker blue infusion from base; dark gentian blue falls
Beard Color: Tangerine red in throat to middle ending in white
Style Arm Color: Light blue
Fragrance: Slight
Sweet

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
Fragrant
Underground structures: Rhizome
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Parentage: 00-131A: (Queen's Circle x Gallant Theme) X Louisa's Song

Photo courtesy of Fred Kerr's Rainbow Acres

Stop and Smell the IrisStop and Smell the Iris
May 15, 2015

My ongoing love affair with the iris began when I worked for a small bank in what was once a small town. There was a separate building called the annex, where I would go to fix the staff's computers. One spring my stroll was rewarded with something magical.

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Photo courtesy of Fred Kerr's Rainbow Acres
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