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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Plough
Year Of Registration: 1964
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1965
Seedling Number: 60-89-14
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 35 inches (89 cm)
Bloom Season: Early Mid
Mid
Mid Late
Late
Bloom Color Classification: Blue
Gold
Purple
Bloom Color Description: Rich butterscotch gold standards; dahlia purple falls, electric blue blaze below beards
Beard Color: Indian yellow
Style Arm Color: Gold with lavender midrib
Awards: Honorable Mention: 1966
Award of Merit: 1968

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: Rainbow Gold X Whole Cloth
Child plants: 56 child plants

I've had this iris for more than 30 years.

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Location: Philo, CaliforniaDate: 2014-04-21I've had this iris for more than 30 years.
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Location: Durham, NCDate: May, 2015
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Location: Philo, CaliforniaDate: May - 1985From old-timer's garden
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Location: Philo, CaliforniaDate: 2014-04-27
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Location: Philo, CaliforniaDate: 2014-04-20
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Location: Durham, NCDate: May, 2015
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Location: my gardenDate: 2016-04-14
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Calif_Sue On April 26, 2017 Bloomed
Calif_Sue On May 2, 2015 Bloomed
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Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
TBs that make a clump quickly! by bluegrassmom Jun 17, 2019 3:11 PM 48
Your most vigorous iris by Hybridizer May 19, 2020 11:26 AM 79
Blooms 2019 by cliftoncat Mar 11, 2020 9:12 PM 2,568
Monty's Blue Ridge Gardens by UndyingLight Oct 10, 2020 11:10 PM 871
Your Best Bloomers 2018 by urania1 Jun 10, 2018 9:03 PM 59
Carolina Show and Tell - 2018 by Lestv Mar 17, 2019 3:34 PM 1,719
Bonnie's Bloomers 2018 by grannysgarden Mar 22, 2019 11:45 AM 1,782
Signs of Spring ! by janwax May 5, 2018 5:27 PM 251
My least favorite iris by LynnDel May 31, 2019 3:45 AM 267
Blooms 2018 by cliftoncat Jan 2, 2019 4:17 PM 2,872
Help, I'm trying to identify my irises! by Michelezie Jun 2, 2017 3:51 PM 31
THRIVE-ers by caitlinsgarden Jun 25, 2018 3:19 PM 44
The quest for answers... NOIDS 2017 by Henhouse Jun 21, 2017 8:19 AM 95
Jan's Rustic Garden by janwax Apr 11, 2021 8:51 AM 3,322
Carolina Iris season 2017 - Let the blooms begin! by Lestv Feb 2, 2018 10:00 PM 1,503
hoping someone can help me id some iris by signet Mar 30, 2017 6:31 PM 23
Bloom Season 2016 - Part 2 by Lestv Jan 21, 2019 9:53 PM 1,323
Show us your NOID's by yadah_tyger Feb 8, 2021 3:44 PM 1,398
Bloom Season 2016 by coboro Jun 1, 2016 6:44 PM 1,942
Honoring the ones we have! by Lestv Feb 1, 2016 4:06 PM 2,056

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