Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Espionage') in the Irises Database

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Keith Keppel
Year Of Registration: 2014
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 2015
Seedling Number: 06-77F
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 37 inches (94 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid
Mid Late
Late
Flower Form: Bubble Ruffled
Flared
Bloom Color Classification: Blue
Light blue
Flower Patterns: Neglecta
Bloom Color Description: Light blue standards, large amber beige central area; lobelia blue falls, darkest in center paling to light blue border on lower half, hafts olive to fawn brown thumbprint to veining on white
Beard Color: White, tipped golden glow in middle, dark blue end
Style Arm Color: Light blue, columbine blue midrib, margins flushed beige
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 9b
Flowers: Showy
Underground structures: Rhizome
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Parentage: Silk Road X Roaring Twenties
Child plants: 2 child plants

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Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
Espionage by janwax Jan 23, 2015 9:41 PM 2
Your favorite iris that begin with "E" by bluegrassmom Jul 26, 2020 4:48 PM 30
West Coast Bloom Season 2019 by ARUBA1334 Mar 31, 2020 4:24 AM 290
Season 2020 by shizen Oct 20, 2020 5:34 AM 1,543
2019 Seedlings by KentPfeiffer Apr 9, 2020 1:44 AM 201
Mid-America Surplus Sale by cbunny41 Sep 23, 2019 10:47 AM 105
My Enchanted Garden 2019 by Dachsylady86 Oct 6, 2019 6:56 PM 444
California Dreaming.... by evelyninthegarden Sep 30, 2020 12:16 PM 1,670
What are your top ten irises from 2018? by evelyninthegarden May 5, 2019 8:28 PM 246
2018 Seedlings by ARUBA1334 May 23, 2019 11:22 PM 698
2019 Orders Already! by LizinElizabeth Jun 25, 2019 7:21 AM 833
Starting Iris seeds.... by evelyninthegarden Mar 20, 2020 9:08 PM 502
2018 ........i got a box!!!😁😍 by shizen Mar 15, 2019 3:12 PM 1,448
No Shows 2018 by urania1 Aug 21, 2018 2:27 PM 37
My Enchanted Garden 2018 by Dachsylady86 Mar 28, 2019 7:04 PM 716
A Record Year by ARUBA1334 Apr 8, 2018 8:16 PM 818
I'm REALLY looking forward to this one!... by janwax Nov 21, 2018 10:00 PM 1,064
Jan's Rustic Garden by janwax Oct 17, 2020 11:27 PM 3,036
Favorite fancy, ruffled iris! by bluegrassmom Apr 18, 2017 4:49 PM 56
I got a box!!! - 2017 by Dachsylady86 Apr 27, 2018 2:59 AM 1,414
Iris Guessing Game Two by Lestv Feb 4, 2017 4:00 PM 212

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