Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Michael Sutton
Year Of Registration: 2007
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 2008
Seedling Number: S-2800-A
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 35 inches (89 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid Late
Flower Form: Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: Black
Light blue
Flower Patterns: Neglecta
Bloom Color Description: Ice white standards veined blue; blue black falls, lighter edge
Beard Color: Bronze yellow
Style Arm Color: Violet blue
Fragrance: Slight
Awards: Honorable Mention: 2011

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: P-781-AA: (Midnight Oil x Midnight Thunder) X Q-786-A: (Airforce One x Ghio 98-3F: ((Vizier x 94-177N2: (92-71F2: (Enhancement x (((Just Married x Caption) x (Designer Gown x (78-221U x ((Artiste x Tupelo Honey) x ((Malaysia x Carolina Honey) x 73-122Z: (Hi Top x ((Ponderosa x Travel On) x (Reta Fry x New Moon)))))))) x Winning Smile)) x 92-305T: (Battle Royal x ((84-133C3 x ((Homecoming Queen x 76-110BB) x (80-80P: (Orangerie x 76-181J: (((Ponderosa x Honey Rae) x (((Commentary x Claudia Rene) x Claudia Rene) x (Ponderosa x New Moon))) x Homecoming Queen)) x 80-208: ((Artiste x Tupelo Honey) x ((Malaysia x Carolina Honey) x 73-122Z: (Hi Top x ((Ponderosa x Travel On) x Peace Offering))))))) x 88-129-R2: ((82-135-T4: (Just Married x Caption) x 82-16G: (((72-92R: ((Ponderosa x Debby Rairdon) x (Show Time x San Leandro)) x 72-88R: ((Ponderosa x New Moon) x Aloha)) x ((Princess x (Pink Sleigh x (Opening Round x Champagne Music))) x (Louise Watts x (Ghost Story x Ponderosa)))) x ((((Sorcerer's Apprentice x Sea of Stars) x ((((Commentary x Claudia Rene) x Claudia Rene) x Ponderosa) x (Ponderosa x New Moon))) x Crystal Dawn) x ((Entourage x Mandolin) x Crystal Dawn)))) x Lightning Bolt))))) x Starring)))
Child plants: 2 child plants

Common names
  • Iris
  • Tall Bearded Iris

Photo Gallery
Photo by ARUBA1334
Location: Superstion's garden
Date: 2012
Location: Snowpeak Iris Gardens
Aleutian Islands
Location: Sass Memorial Iris Garden near Ashland, NE
Date: 2015-05-21
Location: Santa Clara, CA
Date: 2016-04-18
Photo by TBMan

Photo courtesy of Sutton's Iris Gardens

Photo courtesy of Bluebird Haven Iris Garden

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