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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Schreiner
Year Of Registration: 1994
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1994
Seedling Number: W 603-1
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 37 inches (94 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid Late
Flower Form: Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: Magenta
Flower Patterns: Self
Bloom Color Description: Violet raspberry, hafts washed bronze
Beard Color: Blue purple
Awards: Honorable Mention: 1996
Award of Merit: 1998
John C. Wister Medal: 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
Underground structures: Rhizome
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Ploidy: Tetraploid
Parentage: R 720-D: (Louisiana Lace x Entourage) X T 879-B: (L556-1: (G 510-A x Fabulous Frills) x Starcrest)
Child plants: 40 child plants

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Location: Radford VirginiaDate: 2020-05-29Very large, vivid (almost neon) blooms.
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Location: My GardensDate: May 28, 2014Close Up View In Light Rain
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Location: In my gardenDate: 2011-05-20
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Location: Radford VirginiaDate: 2020-05-29FFO. Stunning, near-neon big booms.
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Location: Northern GermanyDate: 2015-06-15
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Comments:
Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Oct 1, 2013 9:12 PM

Beautiful iridescent sheen on the purple colored flowers of Gypsy Romance.

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Plant Events from our members
Calif_Sue On April 20, 2016 Bloomed
Calif_Sue On May 12, 2015 Bloomed
piksihk On August 25, 2017 Plant Ended (Removed, Died, Discarded, etc)
pirl On March 24, 2017 Plant Ended (Removed, Died, Discarded, etc)
Obtained 9/2015. 3/24/16 Died over winter.
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