Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Crowned Heads') in the Irises Database

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Keith Keppel
Year Of Registration: 1996
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1997
Seedling Number: 90-67A
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 38 inches (97 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid
Flower Form: Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: Light blue
Violet
Flower Patterns: Reverse Amoena
Bloom Color Description: Wistaria violet standards, slightly deeper base; light blue falls shaded deeper in heart, aging silvery blue white
Beard Color: Blue, goldenrod in throat
Style Arm Color: Light blue
Fragrance: Slight
Sweet
Awards: Honorable Mention: 1999
Award of Merit: 2001
John C. Wister Medal: 2003
Dykes Memorial Medal: 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 9b
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Underground structures: Rhizome
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Parentage: In Reverse X Honky Tonk Blues
Child plants: 35 child plants

Our puppy didn’t edit it out this year!

Iris Flower Patterns: Amoenas and NeglectasIris Flower Patterns: Amoenas and Neglectas
April 19, 2013

Irises are named after the Greek goddess of the rainbow. It's a fitting name because iris flowers can be found in almost any color of the spectrum. If that didn't provide enough variety, they also come in an amazing array of patterns. Amoenas and neglectas have been my favorite flower patterns since my childhood.

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Location: San Rafael, CADate: 2019-04-27Our puppy didn't edit it out this year!
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Location: My GardensDate: May 20, 2015Cloudy, Cold & Temp 41°F!
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Location: Southeast IndianaDate: MayTall bearded iris 'Crowned Heads'
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Location: Frannie's Iris Garden, Elk Grove, CADate: 2013-04-15
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Location: San Rafael, CADate: 2017-04-29
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Location: My GardensDate: May 21, 2017Photo In Overcast & Clouds
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Location: Willamette Valley, Oregon Date: 2015-04-28
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Location: My GardensDate: May 29, 2013Gorgeous; Dykes Medal 2004
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Location: My GardensDate: May 20, 2015Cloudy, Cold & Temp 41°F!
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Location: My GardensDate: May 23, 2015Early Morning Sunlight
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Location: San Rafael, CADate: 2017-05-11
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Location: My GardensDate: May 21, 2017Photo In Overcast & Clouds
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Location: From my  garden. Poland.Date: 2017-06-01
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Location: My GardensDate: June 5, 2008A Single Bloom
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Location: Poilly-Lez-Gien France"Photo courtesy of Cayeux Iris. Used with permission."
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Location: Knoxville, TN
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Location: In my garden. Poland.
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Location: New ZealandDate: 2012-10-31
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Location: New ZealandDate: 2014-11-22
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Posted by KentPfeiffer (Southeast Nebraska - Zone 5b) on Mar 22, 2012 11:41 AM

Beautiful iris, but a somewhat slow grower here, and seems to only bloom every other year.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Iris visit by Rebekah May 18, 2019 9:10 AM 69
2019 Bloom has started - Daisy's Garden by DaisyDo May 19, 2019 12:48 PM 45
Best Blue (Closest To True Blue) Iris by jmcbackyarddigger May 6, 2019 9:19 AM 25
Bonnie's Bloomers 2018 by grannysgarden Mar 22, 2019 11:45 AM 1,782
Blooms 2018 by cliftoncat Jan 2, 2019 4:17 PM 2,872
I Got a Box by urania1 Jul 10, 2017 1:32 PM 4
Irises 2017: Wet, Cold & Muddy by TBGDN Jul 18, 2017 10:43 AM 124
Crowned Heads v. Wintry Sky by AndreaD Apr 8, 2017 4:22 AM 17
Show Us your "Dark Top" irises by tveguy3 Dec 23, 2016 5:13 AM 87
Keppel's Crowned Heads and Wintry Sky classification question by lilpod13 Aug 4, 2016 12:49 AM 16
I got a box!!! - 2016 version by Lestv Dec 19, 2016 3:15 PM 1,664
It's a Dead Heat for 2016! by tveguy3 Aug 18, 2016 4:23 PM 501
More plants from France - Cayeux Irises by Misawa77 Apr 10, 2016 7:27 AM 85
Fleurs de Mar by Muddymitts Jun 11, 2016 8:15 PM 452
"Goners" 2016 by crowrita1 Nov 28, 2016 4:19 PM 1,310
What Keppel Irises do you currently have in your Garden? by tveguy3 Feb 27, 2016 11:27 AM 132
Honoring the ones we have! by Lestv Feb 1, 2016 4:06 PM 2,056
How can I send a picture........... by Muddymitts Nov 2, 2015 3:20 PM 34
Favorite Iris added to the garden this year. by Boxergirl Sep 4, 2015 11:40 AM 74
Goners part 2 by Misawa77 Nov 20, 2015 4:26 PM 405

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