Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Barr and Sons
Year Of Registration: introduced prior to registration system
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1884
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Bloom Season: Mid
Bloom Color Classification: Tan
Flower Patterns: Blend

General Plant Information (Edit)
Life cycle: Perennial
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

Common names
  • Tall Bearded Iris
  • Iris

Photo Gallery
Location: Zone 6a, Pennsylvania
Date: 2016-05-12
As sold by Winterberry; nothing to compare to for id verification
Location: Zone 6a, Pennsylvania
Date: 2016-05-12
David Prichard
  • Posted by DaveinPA (South central PA - Zone 6a) on May 22, 2016 9:03 AM concerning plant:
    This came from the only known seller of something called "Bronze Beauty." There is scant information about this variety, except that one old reference used terms like smoky and somber. It is listed as medium, yellow toned blend, bitone or bicolor. No known comparison exists. No pictures have been found. Those on AIS wiki are from this clump or the seller.
    The AIS wiki notes are now updated stating this is not what it is purported to be. There are multiple references from old catalogs that support this finding. For one difference the falls should have been called ruby lavender, velvety crimson and reddish lavender which the photo clearly does not exhibit. So this one is a NO-id one, but is being sold as Bronze Beauty.

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