Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Oratorio') in the Irises Database

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Barry Blyth
Year Of Registration: 2004
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 2005
Seedling Number: L231-1
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 38 inches (97 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid Late
Flower Form: Bubble Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: Tan
Lavender
Flower Patterns: Bicolor
Bloom Color Description: Champagne standards with lavender infusion coming up from the base; deep lilac falls
Beard Color: Tangerine
Fragrance: Slight
Spicy

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
Parentage: H165-4: (Louisa's Song x F175-1: (Man About Town x D61-1: (A63-1: (Dance Man x Rembrandt Magic) x Bygone Era))) X H166-2: (Louisa's Song x F182-1: (Katie Pie x D61-1: (A63-1: (Dance Man x Rembrandt Magic) x Bygone Era))
Child plants: 4 child plants

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Location: In my Northern California gardenDate: 2010-04-26
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Location: Iowa
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Location: Schreiners GardensDate: 2012-06-04
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Location: Schreiners GardensDate: 2012-06-04
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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