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: 44 child plants

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Common names
  • Tall Bearded Iris
  • Iris

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Location: In my garden
Date: 2015-05-12

Photo 5/19/10
Location: Radford Virginia
Date: 2020-05-29
Very large, vivid (almost neon) blooms.

Date: 2011-05-29
Location: My Gardens
Date: May 24, 2015
Moderate Light: No Wind!
Location: Washington 8b
Date: 2022-05-31
Location: My garden
Date: 2020-06-06
Location: In my garden
Date: 2011-05-20
Location: My Gardens
Date: May 28, 2014
Close Up View In Light Rain
Location: Siberia, Kemerovo
Date: 2013-07-01
Location: In my garden
Date: 2015-05-17
Location: Radford Virginia
Date: 2020-05-29
FFO. Stunning, near-neon big booms.
Photo by tveguy3
Location: Home
Date: 2016-05-28
Location: Durham, NC
Date: Spring 2013
Location: My Gardens
Date: May 23, 2015
Early Morning Sunlight
Location: My Garden in Fort Worth, TX
Date: 2021-05-03
Location: SunZone 6a
Date: 2013-05-28

Photo 5/19/10
Photo by LesDixRats
Location: My garden in southeast Nebraska
Date: 2012-05-02
Location: My garden
Date: 2016-05-02
Location: Central IL
Date: 2019-05-27
Gypsy Romance Iris
Photo by starwoman
Location: My garden in southeast Nebraska
Date: 2012-05-03
Location: My garden in southeast Nebraska
Date: 2009-05-22
Location: My garden
Date: June 6, 2020
Location: My Garden in Fort Worth, TX
Date: 2021-05-03
Location: My Garden in Fort Worth, TX
Date: 2021-05-03

Date: 2012-05-25
Location: Long Island, NY 
Date: 2013-05-29
Location: My garden, Somerset, CA
Date: 2020-06-07
In bright sunlight.
Location: Northern Germany
Date: 2015-06-15

Photo courtesy of Blue J Iris Used with permission.
Location: My Garden in Fort Worth, TX
Date: 2021-05-03
Photo by Lestv
Photo by Lestv
Location: Northern Germany
Date: 2002-11-01
SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA
Location: SunZone 6a
Date: 2014-06-02

Date: 2011-05-20
Location: My garden in southeast Nebraska
Date: 2010-05-21
Photo by CLUSIANA
Photo by CLUSIANA
Location: Santa Cruz, California
Date: 2020-04-27

Photo courtesy of Blue J Iris. Used with permission.
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Location: Aquitania (France)
Date: 2012-05-31
Location: Aquitania (France)
Date: 2012-05-31
Location: Aquitania (France)
Date: 2012-05-31
Location: Aquitania (France)
Date: 2012-05-31
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Comments:
  • Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Oct 1, 2013 9:12 PM concerning plant:
    Beautiful iridescent sheen on the purple colored flowers of Gypsy Romance.
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