Intermediate Bearded Iris (Iris 'Dude') in the Irises Database

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Keith Keppel
Year Of Registration: 2002
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 2002
Seedling Number: 96-6C
Classification: Intermediate Bearded (IB)
Registered Height: 26 inches (66 cm)
Bloom Season: Early Mid
Flower Form: Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: Copper/Brown
Flower Patterns: Luminata
Bloom Color Description: Buckthorn brown standards, center flushed mauve; intense lemon gold falls, heavily overlaid warm tan to brazil brown
Beard Color: Dark cadmium yellow to mustard
Style Arm Color: Brassy yellow
Awards: Honorable Mention: 2004
Award of Merit: 2007

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 8b
Flowers: Showy
Underground structures: Rhizome
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Parentage: Flights of Fancy X Brash

Last year the blooms were mostly yellow.  This year the reds are

Celebrating All Things PlantsCelebrating All Things Plants
By Sharon on July 4, 2012

It's been a little like Jack's beanstalk, you know, the rapid growth of All Things Plants. It's only been a year, but just look at what the year has brought to gardeners all around the world. Let's begin this article now with a word from the top.

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2019 Orders Already! by LizinElizabeth Jun 25, 2019 7:21 AM 833
2018 ........i got a box!!!😁😍 by shizen Mar 15, 2019 3:12 PM 1,448
It started in Illinois! by crowrita1 Jul 18, 2018 4:05 AM 215
Carolina Show and Tell - 2018 by Lestv Mar 17, 2019 3:34 PM 1,719
Bonnie's Bloomers 2018 by grannysgarden Mar 22, 2019 11:45 AM 1,782
The "Chisholm Trail " and the "Cow Town Capers" by tveguy3 Feb 27, 2019 2:46 PM 158
2018 Orders by Dachsylady86 Oct 15, 2019 7:30 PM 1,402
Hello TB Iris Fans in Europe: by irisdude Aug 2, 2017 4:10 AM 8
UPDATE: All Keith Keppel and lot of Blyth Iris added by irisdude Jun 9, 2017 2:47 AM 37 - UPDATE: Added Comanche Acres Iris Garden by irisdude May 16, 2017 5:56 AM 5
Great Resource When Searching for Specific TB Iris by irisdude Feb 15, 2018 12:23 PM 19
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