Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Melba Hamblen
Year Of Registration: 1976
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1977
Seedling Number: M70-22LC
Classification: Intermediate Bearded (IB)
Registered Height: 24 inches (61 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid
Mid Late
Late
Bloom Color Classification: Wine
Flower Patterns: Reverse Bitone
Bloom Color Description: Red purple standards, deepening at base; light red falls
Beard Color: Red
Awards: Honorable Mention: 1978
Award of Merit: 1981

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 8b
Flowers: Showy
Underground structures: Rhizome
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Ploidy: Unbalanced Tetraploid
Parentage: (((Gay Adventure x Fair Luzon) x Rippling Waters) x (Music Hall x Adorable You)) X Dove Wings

Common names
  • Intermediate Bearded Iris
  • Iris

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