Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: James Gibson
Year Of Registration: 1978
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1979
Seedling Number: 9-5A
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 38 inches (97 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid
Bloom Color Classification: White
Flower Patterns: Plicata
Bloom Color Description: Red purple standards; white falls, stitched red purple
Beard Color: Yellow

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: Plum Gleam X 7-0B: (102-6E PCh x Wild Ginger)
Child plants: one child plant

Common names
  • Iris
  • Tall Bearded Iris

Photo Gallery

Date: 2009-05-20

Date: 2011-05-21

Date: 2011-05-20
Location: Hobart, Tasmania
Date: 2017-10-18
Location: My Garden - Delphi, Indiana
Photo by Cuzz4short
Photo by Snork
Location: Whitesboro, TX
Date: 2017-05-23
Image courtesy of The Shady Spot Iris. All rights reserved.

Date: 2012-05-12
Same plant...  different lighting, different camera, maybe just a
Location: Vacaville, CA
Date: 2011-05-04
Photo courtesy of Pleasants Valley Iris Farm,

Photo Courtesy of E and B Farm Used with Permission
  • Uploaded by vic
Photo by mattsmom

Photo courtesy of Williamson Farm Flowers
Location: my garden in Frederick, MD
Date: 2010-05-16

1st year planted

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