Spuria Iris (Iris 'Color Guard') in the Irises Database

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Eric Nies
Year Of Registration: 1948
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1951
Seedling Number: #47-S-7
Classification: Spuria
Bloom Color Classification: Blue
Yellow
Awards: Honorable Mention: 1951

General Plant Information (Edit)
Life cycle: Perennial
Flowers: Showy
Child plants: 11 child plants

Celebrating Winter Interest!Celebrating Winter Interest!
February 14, 2015

Pine cones, seed heads, winter bloomers, colorful red berries, and much more! Let's kick off Winter Interest Week with a look at the most popular plants in our database that give some kind of interest to our gardens in the winter. We also introduce a new gallery option in our database for winter interest, with bonus acorns this week!

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