Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Smiling Faces') in the Irises Database

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Keith Keppel
Year Of Registration: 1997
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1998
Seedling Number: 92-59E
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 30 inches (76 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid
Flower Form: Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: Cream
White
Yellow
Bloom Color Description: Warm white standards, faint lemon center flush; warm white falls overlaid light lemon, deepening toward edge to form blended lemon band, warm white outer wire rim
Beard Color: Cream at end, light yellow midsection, tipped chrome yellow in throat
Style Arm Color: White
Foliage: Purple Based
Fragrance: Pronounced
Sweet
Musky
Awards: Honorable Mention: 2000
Award of Merit: 2002

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: Lucky Lemon X Overjoyed
Child plants: 4 child plants

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Location: Knoxville, TNDate: 2014-05-10
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