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Hybridizer: Allan Ensminger
Year Of Registration: 1985
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1986
Seedling Number: 79-79
Classification: Border Bearded (BB)
Registered Height: 26 inches (66 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid
Bloom Color Classification: Purple
White
Flower Patterns: Broken
Bloom Color Description: White ground, striped royal purple
Beard Color: Yellow tipped white
Foliage: Purple Based
Awards: Honorable Mention: 1988
Award of Merit: 1990
Knowlton Medal: 1992

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
Ploidy: Tetraploid
Parentage: Aegean Star X Purple Streaker
Child plants: 27 child plants

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Location: Shoreacres, B.C. Date: 2005-06-12A free spirit, with every blossom different.
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Location: Clarksville, TNDate: 2018-05-08
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Location: Oak Run, CADate: 2016-04-17in a friend's yard
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Date: 2021-05-09
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Location: Yorkville, ILDate: 2020-06-01
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Location: Pleasant Grove, UtahDate: 2011-05-31
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Location: West Valley City, UTSometimes they have 4 fall and standards. This has 2 beards.
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Location: Knoxville, Tennessee Date: 4/20/2021First Bloom
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Date: 2021-05-05got from Lowes at 10.98, healthy and bloomed on May-4-2021
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Location: Pleasant Grove, utahDate: 2011-05-31Lots of white on this one
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Location: Pleasant Grove, UtahDate: 2011-05-31
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Photo courtesy of Iris City Gardens
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Location: IndianaDate: MayBatik border bearded iris
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2013-05-17I see a bit more red/purple tones than my camera can capture.
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Location: IN MY GARDEN (920 m in the northern alps)Date: 2018-05-30
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Location: Cisco, Tx Date: 2019-04-11
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At Schreiner's Iris Gardens, Oregon.
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At Schreiner's Iris Gardens, Oregon.
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Photo Courtesy of E and B Farm Used with Permission
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Location: In my Northern California gardenDate: 2012-04-26
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Location: West Valley City, UTDate: 2010-05-21
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Photo courtesy of Blue J Iris Used with permission.
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2013-05-17
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Location: Poilly-Lez-Gien France"Photo courtesy of Cayeux Iris. Used with permission."
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Location: Northern GermanyDate: 2003-09-08SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA
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Location: In my Northern California gardenDate: 2007-04-23
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Location: VirginiaDate: 2016-04-30
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Location: Michigan-my gardenDate: May 27, 2017
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Location: IN MY GARDEN (920 m in the northern alps)Date: 2018-05-20
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Location: Michigan-my gardenDate: 2018-05-30
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Date: 2019-05-24
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Location: IN MY GARDEN (920 m in the northern alps)Date: 2019-06-19
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Date: June
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Location: Kalama, WaDate: 2010-06-09
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Location: My garden in Bakersfield, CADate: April, 2006
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Location: Kaunas, Lithuania, EUDate: 2012-06-19
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Location: IndianaDate: MayBatik border bearded iris
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Location: Canoga Park, CaliforniaDate: 2006-04-30
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Location: My garden in zone 5/6 Indiana. Date: May 2014
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Location: West Valley City, UT
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Date: 2015-05-13
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Location: West Valley City, UTDate: 2010-05-16
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Photo Courtesy of Daylilies by the Pond. Used with Permission.
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Date: 2019-05-24
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Posted by KentPfeiffer (Southeast Nebraska - Zone 5b) on Mar 22, 2012 9:51 AM

Probably Alan Ensminger's most famous creation. It grows very well here, far better than most broken colored irises.

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Posted by Dodecatheon3 (Northwest Arkansas - Zone 6b) on Apr 28, 2014 6:33 AM

Batik is a beautiful iris, but after growing it for several years, I've noticed it gets leaf spot more severely than any of the other irises I grow.

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Plant Events from our members
Zencat On May 8, 2018 Bloomed
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Zencat On May 4, 2016 Bloomed
Zencat On May 1, 2015 Bloomed
chelle On March 1, 2014 Plant Ended (Removed, Died, Discarded, etc)
Plant failed to winter-over. Rotted in container.
dragonfetti On April 24, 2015 Bloomed
dragonfetti On March 12, 2015 Plant emerged
Several fans are coming up on one of the rhizomes.
dragonfetti On January 14, 2015 Transplanted
Planted both in glass tulip garden.
dragonfetti On January 11, 2015 Obtained plant
From WM; two plants, $2.98.
dragonfetti On October 31, 2013 Obtained plant
Guessing on the date received. www.irisfarmer.com/, Pleasants Valley Iris Farm.
aspenhill On September 8, 2015 Obtained plant
Work Dan Wells - qty lot
VAMOJO On August 20, 2016 Obtained plant
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Hajue On May 29, 2019 Bloomed
Hajue On May 19, 2018 Bloomed
Hajue On July 3, 2016 Transplanted
KJMarionGallant On June 5, 2020 Bloomed
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