Intermediate Bearded Iris (Iris 'Bless You') in the Irises Database

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Megan Shadlow
Year Of Registration: 2016
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 2014
Seedling Number: M03-14A
Classification: Intermediate Bearded (IB)
Registered Height: 16 inches (41 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid
Bloom Color Classification: Lavender
Flower Patterns: Plicata
Bloom Color Description: Pink standards, mauve stippling; wide mauve band with plicata stippling on falls, white at center, orange pink ground, darker orange at shoulders
Beard Color: Hairs based white, tips tangerine, ends white
Style Arm Color: Orange blending to mauve on underside

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
Parentage: Blessings X Sneezy


Garden Tours:  Ridesredmule, Charleen HarrellGarden Tours: Ridesredmule, Charleen Harrell
November 19, 2011

Let's go south to Georgia this week to take a look at Charleen's gardens. We already know she loves her animals; now we can see how she loves her plants. Be sure to click on her pictures to enlarge them.

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Posted by grannysgarden (Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas - Zone 7a) on Jun 8, 2017 4:34 AM

The information about this iris shows an introduction date of 2014, before a registration date of 2016. Is that correct? Can an iris be introduced to the public before it is registered?

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