Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Schreiner
Year Of Registration: 1988
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1988
Seedling Number: T 280-1
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 37 inches (94 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid
Flower Form: Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: Blue
Silver/Grey
Flower Patterns: Blend
Bloom Color Description: Hyacinth blue, white grey streaking and edge on falls
Beard Color: Hyacinth blue
Foliage: Purple Based
Awards: Honorable Mention: 1990
Award of Merit: 1992
John C. Wister Medal: 1994
Dykes Memorial Medal: 1995
Fred and Barbara Walther Cup: 1990

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: J 59-A: (Admiral Blue x Sailor's Dance) X L 100-A: ((G 1517-B x Neptune's Pool) x G 119-H: (A 587-1: ((L 474-2 x Prince Indigo) x (Licorice Stick x N 364-1)) x D 4-A: ((S 640-1 x Blue Chiffon) x (Blue Chiffon x P 1033-1))))
Child plants: 242 child plants

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Common names
  • Iris
  • Tall Bearded Iris

Photo Gallery
Location: Home garden
Date: 2015-05-17
Location: Belmont Iris garden - full sun
Date: 2015-0605
Location: So calif
Date: 2019-04-06
Photo by pinkiris
Location: Belmont garden - full sun
Date: 2015-06-04
Location: Switzerland, in my garden
Date: 2017-05-28

Date: 2005-05-22
Location: Hobart, Tasmania
Date: 2016-11-19
"Honky Tonk Blues"
Location: Poilly-Lez-Gien France
"Photo courtesy of Cayeux Iris. Used with permission."
Location: southeast alabama
Date: 2015-04-17
Honky Tonk
Location: Northern Germany
Date: 4000-02-03
Location: Frannie's Iris Garden, Elk Grove, CA
Date: 2016-04-10
Location: Northern Germany
Date: 2008-05-23
SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA
Location: Belmont garden - full sun
Date: 2015-06-04
Location: Home
Location: Home
Date: 2020-05-26
Location: Home
Date: 2016-05-31
Location: Northern Germany
Date: 2004-09-05
SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA
Location: Chailey Iris Garden, East Sussex, UK.
Date: 2022-06-11
Photo by tveguy3
Location: Iowa
Date: 2012-05-13
Location: Belmont Iris garden - full sun
Date: 2015-06-05
Location: So calif
Date: 2019-04-06
Location: Cisco, Tx 
Date: 2019-04-30
Location: my garden
Date: 2016-04-23
Photo by Betja
Photo by Betja
Location: Central Texas 76844
Date: April 2010
Location: Belmont garden - full sun
Date: 2015-06-04
Location: Cisco, Tx 
Date: 2019-04-30
Location: Home garden
Date: 2015-05-14
Location: southeast alabama
Date: 2015-04-26
Honky Tonk Blues
Photo by Betja

Photo courtesy of Blue J Iris Used with permission.
Location: Belmont Iris garden - full sun
Date: 2015-06-05
Location: Belmont Iris garden - full sun
Date: 2015-06-05
Location: Belmont Iris garden - full sun
Date: 2015-06-04
Landscape shot with Mother Earth iris, azalea, lupine.
Location: Belmont garden extension.
Date: 2013-06-22
Received from a trader.
Location: Sass Memorial Garden near Ashland, Nebraska
Date: 2012-05-04

Photo Courtesy of Te Sligte Gardens. Used with Permission
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Comments:
  • Posted by Dodecatheon3 (Northwest Arkansas - Zone 6b) on Nov 30, 2014 6:28 AM concerning plant:
    Schreiner's website says 'Honky Tonk Blues' has a strong stem with three branches and a spur showcasing 10 buds.
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