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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
Sweet
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
Fragrant
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: 102 child plants

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By dave on May 9, 2015

We open our Irises Celebration Week with a look at the top cultivars, top comments, most thumbed images, a contest, and more!

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Date: 2006-06-12
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Date: 2017-05-30
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Location: Russia, Krasnodarskij KrajDate: 2017-05-27
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Date: 2020-05-19
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Location: Russia, Krasnodarskij KrajDate: 2017-05-27
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Location: Daisydo's gardenDate: 2019-05-23Sea Power
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Location: Russia, Krasnodarskij KrajDate: 2017-05-27
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Location: my yardDate: 2018
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Location: Russia, Krasnodarskij KrajDate: 2018-05-19
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Location: My garden, Watkins Glen, NYDate: 2016-06-08
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Location: Michigan-my gardenDate: June 8, 2017
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Location: God's Garden - Atwater CADate: April 20, 2015
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Location: Northern GermanyDate: 2002-11-01SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA
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Date: 2020-05-31
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Date: 2013-05-20
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Location: Bytom/Poland/Date: 2014-06-05
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Location: Michigan-my gardenDate: June 2016
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Location: IowaDate: 2012-05-15
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Photo Courtesy of Daylilies by the Pond. Used with Permission.
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Date: 2013-05-20
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Date: 2014-05-10
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Location: Philo, CaliforniaDate: 2015-06-06
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Location: New ZealandDate: 2012-11-03
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Location: Cisco, Tx Date: 2020-04-27
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Comments:
Posted by PollyK (Hannibal, NY - Zone 6a) on Apr 11, 2010 1:06 AM

Beautiful Blue. And a lovely picture!

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Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Sep 29, 2011 6:10 PM

If you love ruffles, you should love this iris. Extremely ruffled and blue!

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