Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Augusto Bianco
Year Of Registration: 1999
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1999
Seedling Number: 682
Classification: Intermediate Bearded (IB)
Registered Height: 18 inches (46 cm)
Bloom Season: Early
Bloom Color Classification: Violet
Flower Patterns: Plicata
Bloom Color Description: Violet on ice white ground
Beard Color: Cream, hairs tipped mustard
Style Arm Color: Icy lilac
Fragrance: Slight

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: Farfui X (Chubby Cheeks x Earl of Essex)
Child plants: 4 child plants

Common names
  • Intermediate Bearded Iris
  • Iris

Photo Gallery
Location: Garland, TX
Date: 2019-04-06
Location: Garland, TX
Date: 2018-03-23

Date: 2015-02-12
Location: Garland, TX
Date: 2018-03-23
Location: Garland, TX
Date: 2018-03-23
Location: Sussex, UK
Date: mid August 2019
Striking late blooms, beautiful.
Location: Sussex, UK
Date: late August 2019
A late bloom in summer.
Location: Garland, TX
Date: 2018-03-22
Location: Sussex, UK
Date: late May 2021
A cool dry spring has resulted in late blooms this year in the UK
Location: Sussex, UK
Date: early May 2020
A beautiful striking veined iris.

Date: 2015-02-12

Date: 2015-02-12

Date: 2015-02-12

Photo courtesy of Stout Gardens

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