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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Thomas Johnson
Year Of Registration: 2014
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 2014
Seedling Number: TC175B
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 32 inches (81 cm)
Bloom Season: Early
Flower Form: Bubble Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: Purple
White
Flower Patterns: Plicata
Bloom Color Description: Deep purple over white standards; deep purple bar across hafts and wide deep purple black band on white falls, slight purple center stripe
Beard Color: Purple, hairs tipped orange
Style Arm Color: Deep purple
Fragrance: Slight
Awards: Honorable Mention: 2016
Award of Merit: 2019

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
Fragrant
Underground structures: Rhizome
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Ploidy: Tetraploid
Parentage: TY114AA: (Blackberry Tease x Keppel 98-204A, Tuscan Summer pod parent sibling) X TY43AA: (High Master x Blackberry Tease)

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Date: 2015-05-11
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Location: Russia, Krasnodarskij KrajDate: 2020-05-20
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Date: 2014-05-23
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Location: Glenara GardensDate: 2016-05-27AIS 2016 Convention Garden Tour
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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ADVICE: SMALL, PURPLE, and TENACIOUS... for a 6 Year Old by MamaFan Jun 1, 2021 11:46 PM 34
2020 Iris Virus Blooms by Lbsmitty Jul 20, 2020 11:56 AM 135
Carolina in Blooms, 2020 by Lestv Apr 13, 2021 9:03 PM 460
Similar iris comparison photos by dirtdorphins Sep 27, 2020 3:48 PM 21
Season 2020 by shizen Jan 3, 2021 6:48 PM 1,775
My Enchanted Garden 2019 by Dachsylady86 Oct 6, 2019 6:56 PM 444
California Dreaming.... by evelyninthegarden Dec 23, 2020 10:17 PM 1,678
Napa Iris - What Painters' Irises do you have? New orders? by evelyninthegarden Apr 15, 2019 5:13 PM 46
2018 Seedlings by ARUBA1334 May 23, 2019 11:22 PM 698
Mid-America Clearance Sale by Dachsylady86 Sep 29, 2018 5:05 PM 80
Starting Iris seeds.... by evelyninthegarden Jul 28, 2021 2:34 PM 695
2018 ........i got a box!!!😁😍 by shizen Mar 15, 2019 3:12 PM 1,448
Visit to Salem, Oregon May 18 - 19 by AndreaD May 30, 2018 12:21 AM 16
Carolina Show and Tell - 2018 by Lestv Mar 17, 2019 3:34 PM 1,719
Blooms 2018 by cliftoncat Jan 2, 2019 4:17 PM 2,872
Carolina Iris season 2017 - Let the blooms begin! by Lestv Feb 2, 2018 10:00 PM 1,503
Iris of the day by gemini_sage Jul 4, 2021 9:21 PM 1,575
Glenara Gardens on the AIS 2016 Convention Tour by Misawa77 Jun 14, 2016 2:23 PM 138
Bloom Season 2016 - Part 2 by Lestv Jan 21, 2019 9:53 PM 1,323
What have you ordered so far for the year by creativeclover Oct 6, 2017 5:07 AM 117

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