Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Schreiner
Year Of Registration: 1986
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1987
Seedling Number: S92-D
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 38 inches (97 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid
Mid Late
Late
Flower Form: Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: Silver/Grey
Flower Patterns: Self
Bloom Color Description: Butterfly blue
Beard Color: Butterfly blue
Awards: Award of Merit: 1991
John C. Wister Medal: 1993
Dykes Memorial Medal: 1994

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: K 440-5: (Starina x Navy Strut) X Carriage Trade
Child plants: 261 child plants

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Common names
  • Iris
  • Tall Bearded Iris

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Location: My garden, Sweden
Date: June 2017
Location: My Gardens
Date: May 24, 2009
My Iris Garden
Location: My Gardens
Date: May 23, 2007
First Sunlight Of The Day
Location: Overland Park Arboretum in Overland Park, KS
Date: 2009-05-18
Location: Garland, TX
Date: 2017-04-20
Location: southeast Nebraska 
Date: 2021-05-20
Location: Schreiner's Iris Gardens, Salen, Oregon
Date: 2015-05-18
AIS National Convention, Portland, OR--Iris in Wonderland 2015
Location: Long Island, NY
Date: 6/4/2022
Location: Las Cruces, NM
Date: 2018-05-02
TB Iris Silverado

Photo 5/24/10
Location: Garland, TX
Date: 2017-04-20
Location: My garden in southeast Nebraska
Date: 2012-05-06
Location: my front yard
Date: 2012-05-15
Location: Daisydo's garden
Date: 2019-05-25
Silverado
Location: My Gardens
Date: June 1, 2013
Always In Style: Dykes Medal 1994
Location: Front garden, Durham, NC
Date: 05/13/2014
Location: BC
Date: May 2014
Location: Daisydo's garden
Date: 2021-05-20
Location: My Gardens
Date: May 30, 2015
Overcast: No Sun.
Location: My garden in southeast Nebraska
Date: 2013-06-02
Location: BC
Date: June 2013
Location: West Valley City, UT
Date: 2017-05-12
Glowing in the shade
Location: Western Kentucky
Date: April 2012
Photo by Betja
Location: Tamberg garden, Berlin, Germany
Date: 2022-05-29
Location: Tamberg garden, Berlin, Germany
Date: 2022-05-28
Location: Long Island, NY
Date: 2022-06-04
Photo by MaryDurtschi
Location: Schreiner's Gardens near Salem, OR
Date: 2015-05-14
Location: Front garden, Durham, NC
Date: 05/13/2014
Location: Pleasant Grove, Utah
Date: 2009-06-06

Silverado makes a wonderful display in a clump a couple years old
Photo by Paul2032
Location: Home
Date: 2016-05-15
Location: My garden, North Central Idaho
Date: 5-14-2016
Location: BC
Date: May 2014
Location: Michigan-my garden
Date: May 2016
Location: New Zealand
Location: New Zealand
Date: 2011-11-23
Location: California
Date: 2012-06-05
Silverado, photo taken under a cloudy, rainy sky.
Location: Richlands, NC
Date: 2022-04-18
Location: my front yard
Date: 2012-05-15
Location: Cisco, Tx 
Date: 2020-04-24
Location: Poilly-Lez-Gien France
"Photo courtesy of Cayeux Iris. Used with permission."
Location: Michigan-my garden
Date: June 1, 2017
Location: Home

Photo Courtesy of Te Sligte Gardens. Used with Permission
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Photo by foraygardengirl
Photo by MaryDurtschi
Photo by stilldew
Location: South side of house
Date: 2011-06-04
Large, beautiful and fragrant!
Location: My garden in southeast Nebraska
Date: 2011-05-27
Location: Zone 7 Knoxville
Date: 2018-05-06
Location: My garden in southeast Nebraska
Date: 2012-05-03
Location: Pleasant Grove, Utah
Date: 2009-06-05
Photo by CLUSIANA
Location: My garden in southeast Nebraska
Date: 2012-05-02
Location: My garden, North Central Idaho
Date: 5-14-2016

Photo Courtesy of Daylilies by the Pond. Used with Permission.
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: My garden in southeast Nebraska
Date: 2011-05-26
Location: My garden in southeast Nebraska
Date: 2013-06-02

Photo courtesy of Blue J Iris. Used with permission.
Photo by CLUSIANA
Location: Mackinaw, IL
Date: 2011-10-15
Iris 'Silverado' rhizome, photographed with my watch to show scal
Location: Western Kentucky
Date: April 2012
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