Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: O. D. Niswonger
Year Of Registration: 1983
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1984
Seedling Number: 24-80
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 34 inches (86 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid
Bloom Color Classification: Light blue
Flower Patterns: Plicata
Bloom Color Description: Pale blue white standards; white falls, deep violet markings
Beard Color: Purple, tipped bronze
Foliage: Purple Based
Awards: Honorable Mention: 1986
Award of Merit: 1988
Dykes Memorial Medal: 1991

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: Focus X Spinning Wheel
Child plants: 19 child plants

Common names
  • Iris
  • Tall Bearded Iris

Photo Gallery
Location: Frannie's Iris Garden, Elk Grove, CA
Date: 2016-04-10
Location: Santa Cruz Mountains, California
Date: 2022-05-09
Location: My garden
Date: 2016-04-25
Location: My Gardens
Date: May 23, 2013
Tall & Graceful

Spring 2009
Location: My garden
Date: May 2015
Location: Glenara Gardens
Date: 2016-05-27
AIS 2016 Convention Garden Tour
Location: BC
Date: May 2014
Location: My Gardens
Date: May 23, 2013
Profile View
Location: Schreiner's Garden
Date: 2011-05-20
Location: My Gardens
Date: May 25, 2014
Dave Niswonger: Dykes Medal 1991
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Photo 5/21/10
Location: Schreiner's Garden
Date: 2011-05-20
Location: My Gardens
Date: May 25, 2014
Close Up View In Overcast

Photo Courtesy of Daylilies by the Pond. Used with Permission.
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Location: BC
Date: May 2014
Location: Sass Memorial Garden near Ashland, Nebraska
Date: 2012-05-04

Photo courtesy of Bluebird Haven Iris Garden

Photo courtesy of Blue J Iris Used with permission.

Photo Courtesy of E and B Farm Used with Permission
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Photo courtesy of Iris City Gardens
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