Miniature Dwarf Bearded Iris (Iris 'Aurora Sea') in the Irises Database

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Jayne Ritchie
Year Of Registration: 1998
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1998
Seedling Number: 91-27-53
Classification: Miniature Dwarf Bearded (MDB)
Registered Height: 7 inches (18 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid Late
Bloom Color Classification: Blue
Gold
Violet
Yellow
Flower Patterns: Luminata
Bloom Color Description: Hyacinth blue standards, blending to lightly greyed edge; hyacinth blue falls edged tuscan yellow hafts tuscan yellow
Beard Color: Gold
Style Arm Color: Hyacinth blue, tipped antique gold

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 8b
Flowers: Showy
Underground structures: Rhizome
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Parentage: Chubby Cheeks X 87-1-5: (Sam x Auburn Valley)
Child plants: one child plant

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Bonnie's Bloomers 2017 by grannysgarden May 15, 2017 8:13 PM 978
Of all the iris you grew for the first time this year, which is your favorite? by ruthschlegel Jun 13, 2016 6:34 PM 113
A New Bloom Season starts! by tveguy3 Jun 28, 2016 2:20 PM 310
Any interest for bearded Iris seeds? by irisfirefighter Oct 30, 2017 12:02 AM 49
Bonnie's Bloomers ~ 2016 by grannysgarden Oct 9, 2016 1:00 AM 731
Let's see those 2016 Dwarfs! by Lestv Aug 6, 2016 9:54 AM 443
Show Us Your Blooms - Spring 2015 - Part 1 by Moiris Nov 23, 2015 9:29 AM 2,013
Luminata Discussion by Moiris Oct 8, 2014 8:25 AM 65
Whiting Iris search, resorting to begging by enidcandles May 17, 2015 11:57 AM 11
Jo Anns iris by ge1836 Jun 5, 2014 7:58 AM 76
Some of your favorite Purple or Violet irises by tveguy3 May 3, 2014 4:51 PM 365
SDB Pictures by ARUBA1334 Jun 26, 2016 2:58 PM 60
Blooming Today - April 16, 2012 by Betja Apr 22, 2012 9:09 PM 65
WooHoo! The first dwarf bearded is blooming by zuzu Apr 29, 2012 10:26 AM 127

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