Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Currier McEwen
Year Of Registration: 1997
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1999
Seedling Number: T(6)90/23(1)
Classification: Japanese (Ensata)
Registered Height: 38 inches
Bloom Color Classification: Purple
Bloom Color Description: Dark purple standards, deeper veining, 1/8" white edge; white falls, vivid dark blue violet halo around aureolin yellow signals, vivid dark blue violet veining extending 2/3 way to edge
Style Arm Color: Off white, tufts brushed methyl violet

General Plant Information (Edit)
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Flowers: Showy
Underground structures: Rhizome
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Pollinators: Various insects
Ploidy: Tetraploid
Parentage: Japanese Harmony X T(1)84/28: ((Fairy Carillon x unknown) x (Fairy Carillon x unknown))

Common names
  • Iris
  • Japanese Iris
  • Hanashobu
  • Japanese Water Iris

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