Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Beauty Contest') in the Irises Database

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Paul Black
Year Of Registration: 2013
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 2013
Seedling Number: P211C
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 35 inches (89 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid
Flower Form: Bubble Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: Pink
Purple
Flower Patterns: Bicolor
Bloom Color Description: Mid pink base and center of standards becoming fine mid-pink veins over white in upper 1/3; dark grape purple falls, darker textured veins, 1/3" band of light pink
Beard Color: Hairs based purple, dark coral tips
Style Arm Color: Mid light pink
Fragrance: Slight
Sweet
Awards: Honorable Mention: 2015

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: Sirocco Mist X Dinner Talk

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Posted by KentPfeiffer (Southeast Nebraska - Zone 5b) on Mar 6, 2013 3:16 PM

Sibling to

Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Wicked Good')

Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Escape from Boredom')

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