Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Honky Tonk Blues') in the Irises Database

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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

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
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: 212 child plants

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Location: Poilly-Lez-Gien France"Photo courtesy of Cayeux Iris. Used with permission."
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Location: So califDate: 2019-04-06
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Location: Belmont garden - full sunDate: 2015-06-04
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Location: Central Texas 76844Date: April 2010
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Location: Belmont garden - full sunDate: 2015-06-04
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Location: Belmont Iris garden - full sunDate: 2015-06-05
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Location: my gardenDate: 2016-04-23
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Location: Cisco, Tx Date: 2019-04-30
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Location: Belmont Iris garden - full sunDate: 2015-06-05
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Location: Belmont garden extension.Date: 2013-06-22Received from a trader.
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Location: Belmont Iris garden - full sunDate: 2015-06-05
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Location: Belmont Iris garden - full sunDate: 2015-06-04Landscape shot with Mother Earth iris, azalea, lupine.
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Posted by Dodecatheon3 (Northwest Arkansas - Zone 6b) on Nov 30, 2014 6:28 AM

Schreiner's website says 'Honky Tonk Blues' has a strong stem with three branches and a spur showcasing 10 buds.

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