Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Gypsy Romance') in the Irises Database

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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
Parentage: R 720-D: (Louisiana Lace x Entourage) X T 879-B: (L556-1: (G 510-A x Fabulous Frills) x Starcrest)
Child plants: 37 child plants

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Location: My GardensDate: May 28, 2014Close Up View In Light Rain
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Location: SunZone 6aDate: 2014-06-02
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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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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Untitled by Calif_Sue May 26, 2012 3:07 PM 0
California Dreaming.... by evelyninthegarden May 25, 2019 10:47 AM 664
Blooms 2019 by cliftoncat May 25, 2019 10:12 AM 1,553
poor form in standards becoming a trend? by DaisyDo Feb 25, 2019 11:54 AM 99
magenta iris by DaisyDo Aug 18, 2018 7:54 PM 16
which purples make you drool? by DaisyDo Jul 18, 2018 1:39 AM 52
2018 ........i got a box!!!😁😍 by shizen Mar 15, 2019 3:12 PM 1,448
What's your latest (in your region) TB iris to bloom? by TBMan Sep 18, 2018 12:21 AM 110
Best Raspberry Colored Self .... Others TOO by jmcbackyarddigger May 17, 2018 6:12 AM 6
Mary's Garden 2018 by urania1 Jul 18, 2018 10:26 AM 162
Breezeway is open for business by grannysgarden Apr 23, 2018 3:09 PM 52
Carolina Show and Tell - 2018 by Lestv Mar 17, 2019 3:34 PM 1,719
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'm REALLY looking forward to this one!... by janwax Nov 21, 2018 10:00 PM 1,064
Irises 2017: Wet, Cold & Muddy by TBGDN Jul 18, 2017 10:43 AM 124
THRIVE-ers by caitlinsgarden Jun 25, 2018 3:19 PM 44
Any traders on this forum? by bluegrassmom May 19, 2017 7:58 PM 4
Iris Time in PA by Snork Jun 17, 2017 7:46 AM 201
Trying for accurate color........ by Paul2032 May 10, 2017 1:54 PM 5
I got a box!!! - 2017 by Dachsylady86 Apr 27, 2018 2:59 AM 1,414

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