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Hybridizer: Mike Bernard
Year Of Registration: 1995
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1996
Seedling Number: T120A
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 36 inches (91 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid
Flower Form: Bubble Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: Light blue
Violet
Flower Patterns: Blend
Bloom Color Description: Wistaria blue standards, midrib deeper; wistaria blue falls washed violet
Beard Color: Light lavender, gold deep in throat
Foliage: Purple Based
Fragrance: Pronounced
Sweet
Awards: Honorable Mention: 1998

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
Fragrant
Underground structures: Rhizome
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Ploidy: Tetraploid
Parentage: Honky Tonk Blues X Voodoo Blues
Child plants: 6 child plants

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Common names
  • Iris
  • Tall Bearded Iris

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Photo courtesy of Blue J Iris Used with permission.

Photo courtesy of Williamson Farm Flowers
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Comments:
  • Posted by KentPfeiffer (Southeast Nebraska - Zone 5b) on Mar 22, 2012 9:44 AM concerning plant:
    Just a beautiful blended blue iris with lovely form. It's been a good grower for me. Seems to be the only introduction by Mr. Bernard
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