Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Keith Keppel
Year Of Registration: 1998
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1999
Seedling Number: 93-89B
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 38 inches (97 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid
Flower Form: Bubble Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: Blue
Flower Patterns: Bitone
Bloom Color Description: Cornflower to campanula blue standards, paling to light chicory blue toward edge; commodore blue falls, paling slightly toward edge
Beard Color: Blue white at end, light lemon in throat
Style Arm Color: Cornflower to campanula blue
Fragrance: Pronounced
Awards: Honorable Mention: 2001
Award of Merit: 2003
John C. Wister Medal: 2005
Dykes Memorial Medal: 2006

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: Yaquina Blue X Jazz Me Blue
Child plants: 109 child plants

Common names
  • Iris
  • Tall Bearded Iris

Photo Gallery

Date: 2006-06-12

Sea Power

Date: 2017-05-30
Location: In Hybridizers Garden
Date: 2017-05-29

Spring 2009
Location: Russia, Krasnodarskij Kraj
Date: 2017-05-27
Location: Russia, Krasnodarskij Kraj
Date: 2017-05-27
Location: Home

Date: 2020-05-19
Location: Russia, Krasnodarskij Kraj
Date: 2017-05-27
Location: Keith Keppel's Garden
Date: 2015-05-14
Photo by Newyorkrita
Location: my yard
Date: 2018
Location: Russia, Krasnodarskij Kraj
Date: 2018-05-19
Location: Daisydo's garden
Date: 2019-05-23
Sea Power
Location: My garden, Watkins Glen, NY
Date: 2016-06-08
Location: Michigan-my garden
Date: June 8, 2017
Photo by MaryDurtschi
Photo by Calif_Sue
Photo by avmoran
Photo by KentPfeiffer

Date: May 28, 2011 5:04 PM
Location: INDIANA
Date: 5-28-14
Location: God's Garden - Atwater CA
Date: April 20, 2015

Date: 2020-05-31
Location: In my garden at Fire Island, NY
Date: June 3, 2010
Photo by MaryDurtschi
Location: My garden in southeast Nebraska
Date: 2012-05-05
Location: Chino Valley Arizona
Date: 2022-05-27
Location: Northern Germany
Date: 2002-11-01
Location: Michigan-my garden
Date: June 2016
Location: In my garden at Middletown, DE
Date: 2016-06-06
Photo by Dachsylady86

Date: May 27, 2011 3:10 PM
Location: Iowa
Date: 2012-05-15
Location: Powell Gardens near Kansas City, MO
Date: 2009-05-18
Photo by MaryDurtschi
Location: Daisydo's garden
Date: 2022-05-25
Sea Power
Photo by Muddymitts

Date: 2013-05-20
Location: Chailey Iris Garden, East Sussex, UK.
Date: 2022-06-11

Photo Courtesy of Daylilies by the Pond. Used with Permission.
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Bytom/Poland/
Date: 2014-06-05
Location: Cisco, Tx 
Date: 2020-04-27

Date: 2011-05-28
Photo by Paul2032

Date: 2014-05-10

Date: 2014-05-10
Location: My garden in southeast Nebraska
Date: 2010-05-25

Photo courtesy of Blue J Iris. Used with permission.

Date: 2013-05-20
Photo by Newyorkrita
Location: New Zealand
Date: 2012-11-03
Location: Philo, California
Date: 2015-06-06
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  • Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Sep 29, 2011 6:10 PM concerning plant:
    If you love ruffles, you should love this iris. Extremely ruffled and blue!
  • Posted by PollyK (Hannibal, NY - Zone 6a) on Apr 11, 2010 1:06 AM concerning plant:
    Beautiful Blue. And a lovely picture!
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