Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Joseph Ghio
Year Of Registration: 1997
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1998
Seedling Number: 93-2Q
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 36 inches (91 cm)
Bloom Season: Early Mid
Flower Form: Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: Peach
Flower Patterns: Bicolor
Bloom Color Description: Peach standards; maroon falls, blackish sheen
Beard Color: Tangerine
Fragrance: Pronounced
Awards: Honorable Mention: 2000
Award of Merit: 2002

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: Chinese New Year X Romantic Evening
Child plants: 49 child plants

Common names
  • Iris
  • Tall Bearded Iris

Photo Gallery
Location: Russia, Krasnodarskij Kraj
Date: 2016-05-11
Location: Southeast Indiana
Date: 2014-05-25
tall bearded iris 'Ocelot'
Uploaded by Australis
Uploaded by Australis
Location: Philo, California
Date: 2018-05-03

Date: 2017-02-17
Uploaded by Snork
Location: San Rafael, CA
Date: 2017-04-10
Location: -Tasmania 2014
Date: 2018-10-19
Location: Cawston, BC
Date: 2022-10-29
From Hillside Irises
Location: Alabaster, AL
Date: 2021-04-11
Uploaded by Cuzz4short

Date: 2018-05-19

Location: San Rafael, CA
Date: 2018-04-19

Date: 2009-05-20
Location: My Garden in Fort Worth, TX
Date: 2024-04-26
Uploaded by Dachsylady86

Location: Richlands, NC
Date: 2022-04-17
Location: San Rafael, CA
Date: 2017-04-08
Location: Northern Germany
Date: 2023-05-22
Location: My Garden in Fort Worth, TX
Date: 2024-04-26
Location: Northern Germany
Date: 2005-08-22
Location: Whitesboro, TX
Image courtesy of The Shady Spot Iris. All rights reserved.
Uploaded by greathorse
Location: Northern Germany
Date: 2002-11-02
Location: My Garden in Fort Worth, TX
Date: 2024-04-26
Location: Mackinaw, IL
Date: May 22, 2011 4:11 PM
This is my all-time favorite iris!
Location: In my garden. Poland.
Location: Northern Germany
Date: 2002-11-04
Location: In my garden. Poland.

Photo courtesy of Blue J Iris. Used with permission.

Photo courtesy of Stout Gardens
  • Uploaded by Joy
  • Posted by irisloverdee (Willamette Valley OR) on Apr 7, 2010 5:01 AM concerning plant:
    For anyone wanting to try hybridizing this is a good one to do it with for the pod parent

Plant Events from our members
shizen On July 29, 2016 Obtained plant
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Australis On January 31, 2023 Transplanted
Relocated in the front garden bed.
Australis From October 17, 2022 to November 8, 2022 Bloomed
Australis On December 11, 2021 Transplanted
Transplanted to the garden bed at our new house.
Australis From October 12, 2021 to November 9, 2021 Bloomed
Australis On May 2, 2020 Transplanted
Moved to a different location in the garden bed.
Australis From October 20, 2018 to November 10, 2018 Bloomed
Australis On January 13, 2018 Potted up
Australis On January 11, 2018 Obtained plant
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