Miniature Dwarf Bearded Iris (Iris 'Elf Esteem') in the Irises Database

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Paul Black
Year Of Registration: 2015
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 2015
Seedling Number: S259A
Classification: Miniature Dwarf Bearded (MDB)
Registered Height: 7.5 inches (19 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid
Mid Late
Late
Rebloom
Bloom Color Classification: White
Wine
Bloom Color Description: Green white standards fading to white; white falls, dark burgundy spot bisected by white wedge stripe from beard to edge, white rays over haft surrounded by olive brown veins
Beard Color: Mid lavender
Style Arm Color: White
Fragrance: Slight
Sweet
Awards: Honorable Mention: 2017

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
Parentage: 0262CR, It's Not Over pollen parent, X Replicator

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Iris visit by Rebekah May 18, 2019 9:10 AM 69
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Some Color comes to Wisconsin! by tveguy3 Jul 18, 2018 9:08 AM 686
My Enchanted Garden 2018 by Dachsylady86 Mar 28, 2019 7:04 PM 716
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My Bloomers are showing too! by tveguy3 Nov 1, 2017 9:30 PM 943
I got a box!!! - 2017 by Dachsylady86 Apr 27, 2018 2:59 AM 1,414
2017 orders by Lestv Sep 18, 2017 10:45 AM 1,756
Need suggestion please! by Dachsylady86 Dec 2, 2016 10:08 PM 23
Top 10 most wanted list for next year by UndertheSun Oct 29, 2017 3:27 AM 288
Iris Forum Etiquette by SpringGreenThumb Aug 26, 2016 10:07 AM 64
I got a box!!! - 2016 version by Lestv Dec 19, 2016 3:15 PM 1,664
A New Bloom Season starts! by tveguy3 Jun 28, 2016 2:20 PM 310
Mid-America Garden April 2016 by HighdesertNiki Oct 19, 2016 5:54 AM 108
Let's see those 2016 Dwarfs! by Lestv Aug 6, 2016 9:54 AM 443
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