Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Afternoon Delight') in the Irises Database

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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
Parentage: R79-120: (Countryman x Outreach) X G77-42: (Mary Frances x Lombardy)
Child plants: 64 child plants

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Posted by irisloverdee (Willamette Valley OR) on Apr 7, 2010 4:53 AM

For years this was the top seller

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Afternoon Delight by Cynthia Gallegos by CynthiaGallegos Sep 3, 2015 9:51 AM 2
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2020 Orders by BlueFlagFan Apr 23, 2020 2:46 AM 286
Season 2020 by shizen Sep 19, 2020 1:25 PM 1,464
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What Did You Lose Over Winter? by evelyninthegarden Jun 2, 2020 12:12 AM 78
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What Historics are you growing/best growers? by UndyingLight Aug 29, 2019 8:38 PM 121
Blooms 2019 by cliftoncat Mar 11, 2020 9:12 PM 2,568
Iris Identification by MomsIris Dec 20, 2018 2:20 PM 21
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
When making new iris beds, how do you arrange them? by evelyninthegarden Jun 22, 2018 4:48 PM 21
Your Best Bloomers 2018 by urania1 Jun 10, 2018 9:03 PM 59
It started in Illinois! by crowrita1 Jul 18, 2018 4:05 AM 215
Bonnie's Bloomers 2018 by grannysgarden Mar 22, 2019 11:45 AM 1,782
Blooms 2018 by cliftoncat Jan 2, 2019 4:17 PM 2,872

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