Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Keith Keppel
Year Of Registration: 1965
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1966
Seedling Number: 62-40A
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 38 inches (97 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid
Flower Form: Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: Light blue
Flower Patterns: Self
Bloom Color Description: Light blue
Beard Color: Orange, white at end
Awards: Honorable Mention: 1967
Award of Merit: 1969
Dykes Memorial Medal: 1972
Other: High Commendation 1965, NTG Award 1968

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: Galilee X Symphony
Child plants: 79 child plants

Image
Common names
  • Iris
  • Tall Bearded Iris

Photo Gallery
Location: Las Cruces, NM
Date: 2023-04-15
TB Iris Babbling Brook
Location: Sass Memorial Garden near Ashland, NE
Date: 2012-05-04
Location: charlottetown, pei, canada
Date: 2016-06-28
tall bearded iris-Babbling Brook.
Location: Las Cruces, NM
Date: 2020-04-22
TB Iris Babbling Brook
Location: My garden
Date: 2020-05-26
Second year, first bloom.
Location: Las Cruces, NM
Date: 2018-04-18
TB Iris Babbling Brook
Location: Frannie's Iris Garden, Elk Grove, CA
Date: 2016-04-10
Location: Las Cruces, NM
Date: 2019-04-19
TB Iris Babbling Brook
Location: Schreiner's Gardens near Salem, OR
Date: 2015-05-14
Location: Santa Cruz, California
Date: 2017-04-18
Location: Schreiner's Gardens near Salem, OR
Date: 2015-05-14
Location: My garden, Pequea, PA 17565
Date: 2016-05-19

Date: 2004-05-22
Location: Wilhoit, AZ
Date: 2023
Uploaded by pinkiris

Photo courtesy of Iris City Gardens
Location: Sass Memorial Garden near Ashland, NE
Date: 2012-05-04
Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania 17565
Date: 2017-05-18
Uploaded by Betja
Uploaded by pinkiris
Location: Michigan-my garden
Date: June 8, 2017
Location: In backyard Elk Grove, CA
Date: 2014-04-07
Babbling Brook Iris

Photo courtesy of Rainbow Iris Farm
Uploaded by pinkiris
Location: Wilhoit, AZ
Date: 2023
Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania USA
Date: 2018-05-24
Location: Michigan-my garden
Date: June 7, 2017
Uploaded by Betja
Location: Sass Memorial Garden near Ashland, NE
Date: 2010-05-13
Location: Wisconsin
Date: Spring 2014
Damon Gardens
Location: Southeast Nebraska
Date: 2014-05-24
Location: Granite Falls, WA 
Date: 2016-09-30
Babbling Brook by Canyon Creek
Location: Cisco, Tx 
Date: 2020-04-19

Photo Courtesy of Te Sligte Gardens. Used with Permission
  • Uploaded by Joy

Photo courtesy of Blue J Iris Used with permission.

Photo courtesy of Rainbow Iris Farm
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Lincolnshire, England, UK
Date: Spring
Babbling Brook
Location: Lincolnshire, England, UK
Date: Spring
Babbling Brook
Location: Vaughan, ON, Canada (Zone 5b)
Date: 2007-06-12
Babbling Brook has lovely diamond dusting.
Location: Vaughan, ON, Canada (Zone 5b)
Date: 2011-06-08
Plant Events from our members
csandt On May 1, 2010 Obtained plant
gardenglassgems On August 23, 2022 Transplanted
from pot to Small Asparagus Bed.
» Post your own event for this plant

« Add a new plant to the database

» Search the Irises Database: by characteristics or by cultivar name

« See the general plant entry for Irises (Iris)

« Visit the Irises forum

« The Irises Database Front Page

« The Plants Database Front Page

Today's site banner is by RootedInDirt and is called "Mediterranean Bells"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.