Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Richard Ernst
Year Of Registration: 1983
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1985
Seedling Number: T607-1
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 36 inches (91 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid
Flower Form: Laced
Bloom Color Classification: Tan
Orchid
Flower Patterns: Blend
Bloom Color Description: Light golden tan standards, lavender infusion; lavender falls, 1/8" golden tan border, gold shoulders, white infusion near beards
Beard Color: Yellow
Awards: Honorable Mention: 1989
Award of Merit: 1993

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: R79-120: (Countryman x Outreach) X G77-42: (Mary Frances x Lombardy)
Child plants: 67 child plants

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Common names
  • Iris
  • Tall Bearded Iris

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Location: San Rafael, CA
Date: 2016-04-18
My favorite newbie from last season (5 bloom stalks from one rhiz

Date: 2016-04-07
Location: My garden
Date: 2019-06-05
In different light, a different color.
Location: Russia, Krasnodarskij Kraj
Date: 2016-05-09
Location: Arlington, TN
Location: Oxfordshire, England
Date: 2017-05-29
Location: Las Cruces, NM
Date: 2017-05-10
Iris Afternoon Delight
Location: Russia, Krasnodarskij Kraj
Date: 2017-05-16
Location: My Garden in Fort Worth, TX
Date: 2020-04-02
Location: Jacksonville, TX
Date: 2014-04-18
Location: My Garden in Fort Worth, TX
Date: 2020-04-02
Location: Photo by Carol Bacskai; zone 5b, Yorkville, IL
Date: 2021-05-22
Location: Lincoln, Nebraska 
Date: 2019-05-25
It’s first bloom in my circle garden
Location: Photo by Carol Bacskai; zone 5b, Yorkville, IL
Date: 2023-05-23
Location: Menton, France
Date: 2016-05-24
Still a favourite

Afternoon Delight

Date: 2018-05-04
One of the prettiest Iris...in my top 5.
Location: San Rafael, CA
Date: 2018-04-25
Tangerine bush makes a nice back drop
Location: Menton, France
Date: 2017-04-26
Location: San Rafael, CA
Date: 2018-05-01
Location: San Rafael, CA
Date: 2018-05-04
Love this plant!
Location: -Tasmania 2014
Location: Robson BC
Date: 2009-06-17
 8:03 pm. This beautiful Iris shows us many different colour chan
Location: SW Row 3-2
Date: 2016-04-07
Colors are different in my full sun
Location: San Rafael, CA
Date: 2018-04-30
One of our favorites, it never disappoints

Date: 2017-10-08
Location: Home garden
Date: 2015-06-17
Location: My garden
Date: 2020-06-04
Later bloom.
Location: My Garden in Fort Worth, TX
Date: 2019-04-11
Location: San Rafael, CA
Date: 2017-04-30
Beard emerging
Location: Photo by Carol Bacskai; zone 5b, Yorkville, IL
Date: 2014-05-28
Uploaded by greathorse
Location: Home garden
Date: 2015-06-17
Location: Mexico, Missouri 
Date: 2022-05-15

Photo courtesy of Blue J Iris Used with permission.
Location: Yorkville, IL
Date: 2020-05-26
Location: My garden
Date: 2018-05-20
Location: My garden
Date: 2020-05-30
It gets better every year!
Location: Lincoln NE zone 5
Date: 2018-05-27

Date: 2014-04-26
  • Uploaded by jon
Location: Jacksonville, TX
Date: 2014-04-19
Look at those colors!!
Location: East Tennessee
Date: 2018-05-05
Location: My Garden in Fort Worth, TX
Date: 2017-04-09
Location: Jacksonville, TX
Date: 2014-04-18
Location: Yorkville, IL
Date: 2015-05-30
Location: Saratoga, CA
Date: 2012-05-15
Location: San Rafael, CA
Location: San Rafael, CA
Date: 2018-04-28
Location: My garden
Date: 2019-06-04
Location: My garden
Date: 2018-05-20
Location: My garden
Date: 2020-05-30
Location: Durham, Arkansas
Date: 2023-05-02
Location: Photo by Carol Bacskai; zone 5b, Yorkville, IL
Date: 2020-05-27
Location: My Garden in Fort Worth, TX
Date: 2017-04-09
Location: San Rafael, CA
Date: 2017-04-18
Location: East Facing Garden, NE TX
Date: 2012-04-13
Location: zone 8
Date: 2011 April
Location: My garden
Date: 2018-05-19
Location: New Zealand

Photo courtesy of Bluebird Haven Iris Garden

Photo Courtesy of Te Sligte Gardens. Used with Permission
  • Uploaded by Joy
Uploaded by redheadclan
Location: My garden
Date: 2018-05-20
Location: New Zealand
Date: 2009-11-09
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Calif_Sue On May 4, 2017 Bloomed
Calif_Sue From May 1, 2017 to May 7, 2017 Bloomed
Meredith79 On July 15, 2017 Transplanted
Planted
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Can't find it anywhere. Will have to wait until bloom time.
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