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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Anthony Playtis
Year Of Registration: 2013
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 2019
Seedling Number: 35-5
Classification: Intermediate Bearded (IB)
Registered Height: 27 inches (69 cm)
Bloom Season: Late
Bloom Color Classification: Silver/Grey
Violet
Bloom Color Description: Light blue violet standards, darker at base; light blue violet falls, blue grey area near beards
Beard Color: Based light violet blue, tipped purple brown in throat, orange yellow tips in middle, white tips at end
Style Arm Color: Light blue violet, some darker highlights
Fragrance: Pronounced
Sweet

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
Fragrant
Underground structures: Rhizome
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Ploidy: Unbalanced Tetraploid
Parentage: Song of Norway X Sapphire Jewel

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