Standard Dwarf Bearded Iris (Iris 'Cat's Eye') in the Irises Database

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Paul Black
Year Of Registration: 2002
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 2002
Seedling Number: H238CC
Classification: Standard Dwarf Bearded (SDB)
Registered Height: 15 inches (38 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid
Rebloom by Zone: Known To Rebloom Zone 4: -30° to -20°
Known To Rebloom Zone 5: -20° to -10°
Known To Rebloom Zone 6:-10° to 0°
Known To Rebloom Zone 7: 0°-10°
Known To Rebloom Zone 8: 10° to 20°
Bloom Color Classification: Red
Rose
Flower Patterns: Bitone
Bloom Color Description: Mauve rose standards with fine black cherry veins, edges feathered; dark cherry red falls with dramatically textured veined black and widely banded in mauve rose
Beard Color: Violet, tipped brown
Style Arm Color: Mauve rose
Foliage: Purple Based
Fragrance: Slight
Spicy
Awards: Honorable Mention: 2004
Award of Merit: 2006
Cook-Douglas Medal: 2008
Fred and Barbara Walther Cup: 2004

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
Fragrant
Underground structures: Rhizome
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Parentage: Snugglebug X Buddy Boy
Child plants: 36 child plants

Cat's Eye

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Posted by KentPfeiffer (Southeast Nebraska - Zone 5b) on Mar 22, 2012 11:18 AM

Just a great iris, rampant grower.

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Plant Events from our members
Calif_Sue On March 24, 2014 Bloomed
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Australis On December 3, 2016 Obtained plant
Generously given to me by a fellow NGA member.
aspenhill On July 15, 2017 Obtained plant
FSK Iris Society - qty 2
UndyingLight On April 14, 2019 Bloomed
One of several stalks bloomed 4/14/2019
UndyingLight On August 24, 2018 Obtained plant
Planted August 25th, 2018
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