Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Barry Blyth
Year Of Registration: 2000
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 2001
Seedling Number: G74-3
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 38 inches (97 cm)
Bloom Season: Early
Early Mid
Mid
Mid Late
Late
Flower Form: Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: Wine
Flower Patterns: Bitone
Bloom Color Description: Garnet rose standards; bright ruby falls
Beard Color: Saturn red
Fragrance: Musky

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: E99-1: (B132-2: (Holiday Lover x Love Comes) x Bygone Era) X Who's Your Daddy
Child plants: 84 child plants

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Common names
  • Iris
  • Tall Bearded Iris

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Location: Russia, Krasnodarskij Kraj
Location: Russia, Krasnodarskij Kraj
Date: 2018-05-19
Location: Keith Keppel's garden in Salem, OR
Date: 2011-05-23
Location: Home

Wearing Rubies
Location: Santa Cruz, California
Date: 2017-04-21
Location: My Garden in Janesville, WI
Date: 2015-06-06
Location: My Garden in Janesville, WI
Date: 2015-06-06
Location: Michigan-my garden
Date: 2023-06-05
Location: Russia, Krasnodarskij Kraj
Date: 2019-05-11
Location: Schreiners Gardens
Date: 2012-05-31
Location: Northern Germany
Date: 2023-05-30

Wearing Rubies
Location: Santa Cruz Mountains, California
Date: 2017-04-25
Wearing Rubies (Blyth '01)
Location: Home
Location: Northern Germany
Date: 4000-02-04
Photo by starwoman
Location: Keith Keppel's garden in Salem, OR.
Date: 2011-05-23
Photo by Betja
Location: Willamette Valley, Oregon 
Date: 2015-05-05
Photo by Dachsylady86
Photo by mattsmom
Location: New Zealand
Location: Keith Keppel's garden in Salem, OR.
Date: 2011-05-23

Wearing Rubies
Location: Weiser, ID
Date: 2015 season
Location: New Zealand
Date: 2015-10-16

Photo courtesy of Blue J Iris. Used with permission.

Photo courtesy of Pleasants Valley Iris Farm
Photo by mattsmom
Photo by mattsmom
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