Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Larry Lauer
Year Of Registration: 1997
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1997
Seedling Number: 89-7-1
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 37 inches (94 cm)
Bloom Season: Early Mid
Flower Form: Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: Tan
Flower Patterns: Bicolor
Bloom Color Description: Light creamy yellow standards, purple midrib shading; lavender falls, rim lighter
Beard Color: White end, mustard midsection, yellow in throat
Style Arm Color: Creamy yellow, base purple
Fragrance: Pronounced
Awards: Honorable Mention: 1999
Award of Merit: 2001

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: Best Bet X 87-29: (Edith Wolford x Denney 81-5-1: (((Pop O'Sha x McWhirter J71-27: (Sterling Silver x Babbling Brook)) x Winterscape) x Midnight Love Affair))
Child plants: 5 child plants

Common names
  • Iris
  • Tall Bearded Iris

Plant Events from our members
Calif_Sue On April 20, 2015 Bloomed
Calif_Sue On April 9, 2014 Bloomed
Calif_Sue On April 24, 2013 Bloomed
GaNinFl On July 12, 2018 Obtained plant
Received great rhizomes from spuria on LA
gardenglassgems On August 22, 2022 Transplanted
from pot to Dizzy's Bed 3.
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