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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
White
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
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))

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By pardalinum on April 14, 2013

The cultivation of Iris ensata was first noted in literature more than five hundred years ago in Japan. Native to eastern China, Siberia, Korea, and throughout Japan, they are found growing in damp areas near streams, ponds, lakes, and marshes. The selective breeding of the species that commenced in the 1800s produced the foundation of the modern Japanese iris. Colors and color patterns have been greatly enhanced over the years.

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Photo gallery:
Location: Terrace garden right sideDate: 2012-0620Taken 1:40 PM.
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Location: Terrace garden right sideDate: 2013-0624JI Prairie Glory is behind Thoroughbred.
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Location: Terrace garden right sideDate: 2013-0622
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Location: Terrace garden right sideDate: 2013-0623
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Location: Terrace garden right sideDate: 2012-06217:30 PM
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Location: Terrace garden right sideDate: 2012-0621
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Location: Terrace garden right sideDate: 2011-0627
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Location: Terrace garden right sideDate: 2013-06-22Blooming fine in partial shade.
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Location: Terrace garden right sideDate: 2012-0620Just opening.
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Location: Terrace garden right sideDate: 2009-0926Just purchased while at Eartheart gardens and just planted.
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Posted by pardalinum (Willamette Valley OR - Zone 8a) on Jun 6, 2014 12:43 AM

The petals of Thoroughbred have substantial substance (sturdiness).

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