Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Keith Keppel
Year Of Registration: 2016
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 2016
Seedling Number: 07-173C
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 35 inches (89 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid
Flower Form: Bubble Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: Gold
Flower Patterns: Plicata
Bloom Color Description: Black mulberry standards, slightly lighter center speckling; black mulberry edge on falls extending as slightly lighter and redder rays into intense golden yellow which changes to barely showing white in heart
Beard Color: Lavender white, brown in middle, tipped light mustard
Style Arm Color: Dark mulberry, lavender lip
Awards: Honorable Mention: 2018
Award of Merit: 2021

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
Ploidy: Tetraploid
Parentage: Drama Queen X 02-72E: (98-204G: (Charleston x 92-44A: (87-26A: (Rosarita x 82-11K: (78-81A: (Rancho Rose x 75-113B: (71-12C: (68-5A: ((Henna Stitches x (Maricopa x Chinquapin)) x Montage) x Roundup) x 71-43D: (68-17B: (Montage x April Melody) x April Melody))) x Gigolo)) x Power Surge)) x 98-204A)
Child plants: 3 child plants

Common names
  • Tall Bearded Iris
  • Iris

Photo Gallery
Location: Santa Cruz Mountains, California
Date: 2017-05-06
Location: Keith Keppel's Garden
Date: 2015-05-14
Location: My garden, Ukraine, Zaporizhzhya region Zone: 6a 
Date: 2023-05-20

Date: 2016-05-11

Date: 2015-05-15
Location: southeast Nebraska 
Date: 2021-05-20
Location: southeast Nebraska 
Date: 2021-05-25
Location: Anderson California 
Date: 2018-04-13

Date: 2015-05-11
Photo by Dachsylady86

Date: 2015-05-15
Location: Anderson California 
Date: 2018-04-13
Location: southeast Nebraska 
Date: 2021-05-20
Location: South Carolina
Date: 2021-04-26
Location: Cisco, Tx 
Date: 2020-04-19
Photo by Dachsylady86
Location: Chino Valley Arizona
Date: 2021-05-14
Photo by MaryDurtschi
Location: Catheys Valley California
Photo courtesy of Superstition Iris Gardens, posted with permissi

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