Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Lloyd Zurbrigg
Year Of Registration: 1979
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1980
Seedling Number: M 46 PL
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 35 inches (89 cm)
Bloom Season: Early
Rebloom by Zone: Known To Rebloom Zone 4: -30° to -20°
Known To Rebloom Zone 6:-10° to 0°
Flower Form: Fluted
Bloom Color Classification: Violet
Flower Patterns: Plicata
Bloom Color Description: White, heavily veined and stippled orchid violet on standards and precise 1/3" orchid violet border on falls
Beard Color: Pale orange infused pale violet
Awards: Honorable Mention: 1983

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
Ploidy: Tetraploid
Parentage: (((Crinkled Ivory x Autumn Sensation) x Grand Baroque) x (Sky Queen x Grand Baroque)) X Violet Classic
Child plants: 47 child plants

Common names
  • Iris
  • Tall Bearded Iris

Photo Gallery
Location: Kingsport, TN
Date: 11/4/18
Location: Philo, California
Date: 2016-12-01
Rebloomed December 2, 2016 in zone 9
Location: My Garden in Janesville, WI
Date: 2022-05-19
Location: Philo, California
Date: 2014-11-13
re-bloomer after rain
Location: My Garden in Fort Worth, TX
Date: 2018-04-13
Location: Simpsonville, SC
Date: October 8, 2018
Just opened for fall bloom!
Location: Kingsport, TN
Date: 2018-11-04
Location: Mexico, Missouri 
Date: 2022-05-11
Photo by avmoran
Location: My Garden in Fort Worth, TX
Date: 2018-04-13
Location: New Lots - Delphi, Indiana
Location: New Lots - Delphi, Indiana
Date: 2016
Location: Simpsonville, SC USA
Date: 2017-12-09
Dependable Rebloomer... last bloom of 2017... zone 7b/8a
Location: West Valley City, UT
Date: 2015-05-14
Stalk very short do to cold early in development.
Location: West Valley City, UT
Location: Switzerland, in my garden
Date: 2017-05-23
Photo by crowrita1
Location: my garden in Frederick, MD
Date: 2010-05-16
Location: Philo, California
Date: 2014-11-17

Photo courtesy of Iris City Gardens
Location: Sass Memorial Garden near Ashland, Nebraska
Date: 2011-05-12

Photo courtesy of Blue J Iris Used with permission.
Location: southern KY
Date: 4000-05-22
Photo by Misawa77
Location: Cisco, Tx 
Date: 2020-04-21
I've discovered sandy soil makes lighter violet blooms, like this

Photo courtesy of Longfield Gardens
  • Uploaded by Joy
  • Posted by critterologist (Frederick, MD - Zone 6b) on Apr 19, 2012 2:35 PM concerning plant:
    Reblooms most years for me (zone 6/7)... The purple around the edges of the falls almost looks embroidered, very pretty!
Plant Events from our members
Zencat On May 13, 2018 Bloomed
Zencat On May 10, 2017 Bloomed
Zencat On May 14, 2015 Bloomed
Maiden bloom
Zencat On June 2, 2014 Obtained plant
From Arlyn
UndyingLight On September 3, 2018 Obtained plant
Planted September 6th after soaking roots.
IrisOnIselin On October 8, 2018 Bloomed
Remontant: First Autumn Bloom
Borderline Zones 7B - 8A
gardenglassgems On August 22, 2022 Transplanted
from pot to Dizzy's Bed 3.
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