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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Melba Hamblen
Year Of Registration: 1966
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1969
Seedling Number: H63-7B
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 34 inches (86 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid
Mid Late
Late
Bloom Color Classification: Orchid
Pink
Bloom Color Description: Pink standards flushed blue violet; blue violet falls
Beard Color: Tangerine red
Awards: Honorable Mention: 1970
Award of Merit: 1972

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
Parentage: Lilac Champagne X (7-55, see Azure Gold, x (Fashion Show x Melodrama))
Child plants: 66 child plants

Photo courtesy of Blue J Iris. Used with permission.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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2020 Bloom Season by ARUBA1334 Feb 22, 2021 9:41 PM 254
Surprise .......... by TBManOR Aug 23, 2020 3:17 PM 6
California Fires by irisarian Aug 27, 2020 10:30 PM 78
my first seedlings by Serjio Sep 10, 2020 10:28 PM 142
iris leaves all chewed and torn lying on the ground by YCNAN Aug 9, 2020 9:25 PM 9
What top 15 irises would you choose right now? by UndertheSun Sep 13, 2020 4:05 PM 34
Name That Iris: The Contest by urania1 May 8, 2020 2:01 PM 51
Ugh! Hopefully I avoided a potential catastrophe! by cinvasko Mar 23, 2020 8:23 PM 12
Naturalizing Bearded iris by SonoveShakespeare May 26, 2020 9:31 AM 10
West Coast Bloom Season 2019 by ARUBA1334 Mar 31, 2020 4:24 AM 290
Season 2020 by shizen Jan 3, 2021 6:48 PM 1,775
Bloom irregularity by ttkc4704 May 16, 2020 5:21 PM 27
Purple irises turned white in my garden by Canuckgardener Jun 14, 2020 1:47 PM 17
Disappearing Iris by Cinta Jun 30, 2019 6:16 PM 23
I got a box! 2019 by evelyninthegarden Dec 12, 2019 12:19 AM 525
I'm...going to take a break. by UndyingLight May 9, 2019 3:21 PM 45
California Dreaming.... by evelyninthegarden Dec 23, 2020 10:17 PM 1,678
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What white Irises do you have in your garden? by evelyninthegarden Nov 15, 2020 10:01 PM 79
2018 Seedlings by ARUBA1334 May 23, 2019 11:22 PM 698

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