Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: C. DeForest
Year Of Registration: 1966
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1969
Seedling Number: 66-19
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 36 inches (91 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid
Bloom Color Classification: Tan
Bloom Color Description: Chartreuse to lime standards; golden olive green falls, deeper center
Beard Color: Brown
Style Arm Color: White
Foliage: Purple Based
Awards: Honorable Mention: 1970
Award of Merit: 1972

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: (Dawn Crest x S8-38) X (Mary Randall x Golden Chance)
Child plants: 49 child plants

Common names
  • Iris
  • Tall Bearded Iris

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Location: Michigan-my garden
Date: 2024-05-26
Location: Finksburg, MD. My garden
Date: 2023-05-22
Location: Presby Memorial Gardens, Upper Montclair, NJ, AIS Convention 2016
Date: 2016-05-24
Location: Photo by Carol Bacskai; zone 5b, Yorkville, IL
Date: 2022-06-05
Location: Northern Germany
Date: 2016-05-27
Location: Backyard west facing yard
Date: June 2021
First bloom on this historic for me.
Location: Northern Germany
Date: 2022-05-27
Location: Northern Germany
Date: 4000-02-03
Location: Alnwick garden, Northumberland UK
Date: 2011-06-11
Location: north central Texas
Date: 2004-05-13
Location: Alnwick garden, Northumberland UK
Date: 2008-06-21

Date: 2013-04-30
Location: Northern Germany
Date: 2002-11-01
Location: Alnwick garden, Northumberland UK
Date: 2008-06-21
Location: Whitesboro, TX
Date: 2017-05-23
Image courtesy of The Shady Spot Iris. All rights reserved.
Location: In my garden. Poland.

Photo Courtesy of Wildwood Gardens. Used with Permission
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Location: In my garden
Date: 2013-04-28
Location: In my garden. Poland.
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