Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Skating Party') in the Irises Database

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Larry Gaulter
Year Of Registration: 1983
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1983
Seedling Number: 77-45
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 34 inches (86 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid
Mid Late
Late
Rebloom by Zone: Known To Rebloom Zone 9: 20° to 30°
Flower Form: Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: White
Flower Patterns: Self
Bloom Color Description: White
Beard Color: Lemon, tipped white
Awards: Honorable Mention: 1985
Award of Merit: 1989

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
Parentage: (Portrait of Larrie x Carriage Trade) X sibling
Child plants: 34 child plants

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Location: Santa Cruz Mountains, CaliforniaDate: 2015-04-19
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Location: Milpitas, CADate: 2016-03-22
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Location: Santa Cruz Mountains, CaliforniaDate: 2015-04-20
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Location: Nocona,Texas zn.7 My gardensDate: April 24,2019This one sat for 2 yrs&this yr decided to "explode" with blooms!!
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Location: Northern GermanyDate: 2004-09-12SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA
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By Betja
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Location: north central Texas
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Location: My garden in zone 5/6 Indiana. Date: 5/15
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Location: Northwest Florida
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Location: Copenhagen, Denmark, EUDate: 2016-06-10Photo taken in shade
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Location: My garden in Bakersfield, CADate: 2013-04-20
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Location: My garden in Bakersfield, CADate: 2013-04-23
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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2019 Bloom has started - Daisy's Garden by DaisyDo Jun 7, 2019 7:29 PM 80
What Historics are you growing/best growers? by UndyingLight Apr 23, 2019 10:59 PM 111
What are your top ten irises from 2018? by evelyninthegarden May 5, 2019 8:28 PM 246
My very first iris garden bed... by evelyninthegarden Oct 25, 2018 7:25 PM 36
2018 ........i got a box!!!😁😍 by shizen Mar 15, 2019 3:12 PM 1,448
My least favorite iris by LynnDel May 31, 2019 3:45 AM 267
Blooms 2018 by cliftoncat Jan 2, 2019 4:17 PM 2,872
Bonus from Sutton iris by lilpod13 Sep 10, 2017 9:27 PM 7
Bloom Season 2017 by shizen Mar 29, 2018 1:09 PM 3,789
Iris of the day by gemini_sage May 28, 2019 7:09 AM 1,480
2017 orders by Lestv Sep 18, 2017 10:45 AM 1,756
I got a box!!! - 2016 version by Lestv Dec 19, 2016 3:15 PM 1,664
Bloom Season 2016 - Part 2 by Lestv Jan 21, 2019 9:53 PM 1,323
Bloom Season 2016 by coboro Jun 1, 2016 6:44 PM 1,942
Top dozen TBs to recommend to a perennial gardener: your nominations by gemini_sage Nov 19, 2017 10:29 AM 164
Honoring the ones we have! by Lestv Feb 1, 2016 4:06 PM 2,056
Did you get a box? by Misawa77 Nov 23, 2015 9:30 AM 1,507
White Variegated Iris by clintbrown May 28, 2015 9:14 PM 6
Let's See Some Historics by Henhouse Aug 19, 2018 12:05 AM 1,911
Season of the NOid's by Henhouse Jan 15, 2016 11:33 AM 957

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