Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Carpe Diem') in the Irises Database

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: George Sutton
Year Of Registration: 2011
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 2012
Seedling Number: W-252
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 36 inches (91 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid
Mid Late
Late
Flower Form: Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: White
Yellow
Bloom Color Description: Sulphur yellow, white area radiating out from beards
Beard Color: Yellow with fuzzy yellow horns
Space Age Beard Appendages: Horns
Style Arm Color: Sulphur yellow
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: Bride's Blush X Q616: (Dark Passion x Midnight Thunder)

Carpe Diem

Photo gallery:
Location: zone 10a socalDate: 2018-06-21close-up showing horns
By shizen
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Photo courtesy of Sutton's Iris Gardens
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Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
Season 2020 by shizen Jan 24, 2020 10:21 PM 50
What are your top ten irises from 2018? by evelyninthegarden May 5, 2019 8:28 PM 246
Yellow iris by LilyStruck Jan 25, 2019 12:05 PM 21
Blooms 2019 by cliftoncat Jan 6, 2020 11:00 PM 2,564
What's your latest (in your region) TB iris to bloom? by TBMan Sep 18, 2018 12:21 AM 110
Blooms 2018 by cliftoncat Jan 2, 2019 4:17 PM 2,872
I'm REALLY looking forward to this one!... by janwax Nov 21, 2018 10:00 PM 1,064
Fess Up Time 2017 by tveguy3 Oct 30, 2017 5:12 AM 118
Bonus from Sutton iris by lilpod13 Sep 10, 2017 9:27 PM 7
I got a box!!! - 2017 by Dachsylady86 Apr 27, 2018 2:59 AM 1,414
Bloom Season 2017 by shizen Mar 29, 2018 1:09 PM 3,789
What did you do in the Iris garden today? by Paul2032 Jan 26, 2020 9:39 PM 17,640
Mindless chatter by Muddymitts Jan 22, 2020 11:02 AM 18,236

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