Species X Iris (Iris 'Alpha Gnu') in the Irises Database

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Brad Kasperek
Year Of Registration: 1998
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1999
Seedling Number: 94-13-20
Classification: Interspecies Hybrids---Species X
Registered Height: 22 inches (56 cm)
Bloom Season: Very Early
Bloom Color Classification: Violet
Flower Patterns: Broken
Bloom Color Description: Red violet streaked silver white
Beard Color: Light yellow
Style Arm Color: Violet lavender
Fragrance: Slight
Awards: Honorable Mention: 2002
Award of Merit: 2005
Randolph-Perry Medal: 2008

General Plant Information (Edit)
Life cycle: Perennial
Flowers: Showy
Parentage: Batik X Ostry White


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Location: Las Cruces, NMDate: 2017-04-20Species X Iris  Alpha Gnu
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Location: Weiser, IDDate: 2015 season
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Location: southern KYDate: 4000-05-07
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Posted by KentPfeiffer (Southeast Nebraska - Zone 5b) on Feb 25, 2012 7:23 PM

Alpha Gnu is one of the few broken colored iris I've had that shows vigorous growth. It is roughly equivalent to an Intermediate Bearded Iris in size of the plant, size of the flowers, and time of blooming.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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