Data specific to Irises (Edit)
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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Common names
  • Border Bearded Iris
  • Iris

Photo Gallery
Location: Photo by Carol Bacskai; zone 5b, Yorkville, IL
Date: 2023-05-28
Location: Garden that used to be my lawn
Date: 2018-05-23
Location: Shoreacres, B.C. 
Date: 2005-06-12
A free spirit, with every blossom different.

Photo courtesy of Sutton's Iris Gardens
Location: Carrie's garden, Trail, Oregon
Date: 2019-05-14
One of my Favs!
Location: Photo by Carol Bacskai; zone 5b, Yorkville, IL
Location: Pleasants Valley Iris Farm, Vacaville CA
Date: 2010-04-28
Location: Cisco, Tx 
Date: 2019-04-11
Location: Clarksville, TN
Date: 2018-05-08
Location: Oak Run, CA
Date: 2016-04-17
in a friend's yard
Location: Home
Date: 2014-05-02
Location: Chino Valley Arizona
Date: 2021-04-30
Location: My property in Idaho
Date: Photo taken May 31, 2022

Date: 2021-05-09
Location: Jones OK,
Date: April 2015
Batik
Photo by avmoran
Location: Indiana
Date: May
Batik border bearded iris
Location: My garden in southeast Nebraska
Date: 2011-05-15
Location: West Valley City, UT
Sometimes they have 4 fall and standards. This has 2 beards.

Date: 2021-05-05
got from Lowes at 10.98, healthy and bloomed on May-4-2021

Photo courtesy of Iris City Gardens
Location: Yorkville, IL
Date: 2020-06-01
Location: Pleasant Grove, Utah
Date: 2011-05-31
Location: Pleasant Grove, utah
Date: 2011-05-31
Lots of white on this one
Location: My property in Idaho
Date: Photo taken May 31, 2022
Location: IN MY GARDEN (920 m in the northern alps)
Date: 2018-05-30
Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5b
Date: 2013-05-17
I see a bit more red/purple tones than my camera can capture.
Photo by Lbsmitty

Date: 2018-05-27
Location: my front yard
Date: 2012-05-08
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee 
Date: 4/20/2021
First Bloom
Photo by Misawa77

Date: 2005-05-22
Location: Pleasant Grove, Utah
Date: 2011-05-31
Location: Cisco, Tx 
Date: 2019-04-11
Photo by Snork
Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5b
Date: 2013-05-17

Date: 2022-05-18
Photo by pinkiris
Location: West Valley City, UT
Date: 2010-05-21
Location: Kansas City, MO
Date: 2015-05-10

Date: 2018-05-27

Photo courtesy of Blue J Iris Used with permission.
Location: In my Northern California garden
Date: 2012-04-26

Photo Courtesy of E and B Farm Used with Permission
  • Uploaded by vic
Location: Poilly-Lez-Gien France
"Photo courtesy of Cayeux Iris. Used with permission."
Location: In my Northern California garden
Date: 2007-04-23

At Schreiner's Iris Gardens, Oregon.

At Schreiner's Iris Gardens, Oregon.
Location: Northern Germany
Date: 2003-09-08
SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA
Location: My garden
Date: 2019-05-25
First year bloom. Accurate color
Location: East Tennessee
Date: 2018-04-25
Location: IN MY GARDEN (920 m in the northern alps)
Date: 2019-06-19
Location: IN MY GARDEN (920 m in the northern alps)
Date: 2018-05-20

Date: 2019-05-24
Location: Michigan-my garden
Date: May 27, 2017
Photo by pinkiris
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: 2018-05-30
Iris 'Batik'
Location: My garden in zone 5/6 Indiana. 
Date: May 2014
Location: Virginia
Date: 2016-04-30
Photo by Betja
Location: Indiana
Date: May
Batik border bearded iris

Date: 2015-05-13
Location: Photo by Carol Bacskai; zone 5b, Yorkville, IL
Date: 2017-05-25
Location: Farmer John's Greenhouse, Farmington Hills, MI
Date: 2010-04-29
Location: Farmer John's Greenhouse, Farmington Hills, MI
Date: 2010-04-29

Date: June
Location: Kalama, Wa
Date: 2010-06-09
  • Uploaded by Joy
Photo by Stashia2289
Location: Enid, Oklahoma
Date: 2013-05-21

Date: 2019-05-24
Location: Michigan-my garden
Date: 2018-05-30
Location: Canoga Park, California
Date: 2006-04-30
Location: My garden in Northwest Arkansas
Date: 2013-05-11
Amazing variety in blooms - one was mostly white with only a smal
Location: West Valley City, UT
Date: 2010-05-16
Location: Panama Illinois
Date: 2020-05-18
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: 2019-05-24
Iris 'Batik'
Location: Kaunas, Lithuania, EU
Date: 2012-06-19
Photo by Betja
Location: Clarksville, TN
Date: 2018-05-08
Location: my front yard
Date: 2012-05-11
Location: My garden in southeast Nebraska
Date: 2011-05-27
Location: West Valley City, UT

Photo Courtesy of Daylilies by the Pond. Used with Permission.
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: My garden in southeast Nebraska
Date: 2012-04-21
Location: Tennessee
Location: My garden in Bakersfield, CA
Date: April, 2006
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: 2019-05-22
Iris 'Batik'
Photo by Betja
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Comments:
  • Posted by KentPfeiffer (Southeast Nebraska - Zone 5b) on Mar 22, 2012 9:51 AM concerning plant:
    Probably Alan Ensminger's most famous creation. It grows very well here, far better than most broken colored irises.
  • Posted by Dodecatheon3 (Northwest Arkansas - Zone 6b) on Apr 28, 2014 6:33 AM concerning plant:
    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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