Standard Dwarf Bearded Iris (Iris 'Bluebeard's Ghost') in the Irises Database

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Hybridizer: Paul Black
Year Of Registration: 2006
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 2006
Seedling Number: L340A
Classification: Standard Dwarf Bearded (SDB)
Registered Height: 14.5 inches (37 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid Late
Flower Form: Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: White
Flower Patterns: Self
Bloom Color Description: White
Beard Color: Dark indigo
Style Arm Color: White
Fragrance: Slight
Sweet
Awards: Honorable Mention: 2008
Award of Merit: 2010
Cook-Douglas Medal: 2012
Fred and Barbara Walther Cup: 2008

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 8b
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Underground structures: Rhizome
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Parentage: I293c: (F227AA: (Shy Violet x Sigh) x F233CC: (Spin Again x D124A: (Jade Jewels x Chanted))) X Experiment
Child plants: 7 child plants

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Posted by KentPfeiffer (Southeast Nebraska - Zone 5b) on Mar 22, 2012 10:23 AM

One of the best SDB's I've ever grown. Should win the Dykes Medal if there is any justice in the iris world.

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