Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Ben Hager
Year Of Registration: 1995
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1998
Seedling Number: T5516PkBld/OcBld
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 32 inches (81 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid
Flower Form: Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: Tan
Violet
Flower Patterns: Blend
Bloom Color Description: Peach pink standards, purple blended up midrib; buff, lavender and blue blend on falls
Beard Color: Tangerine
Style Arm Color: Peach
Awards: Honorable Mention: 2000
Award of Merit: 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: T4235PkCr/Lv: (Merry Madrigal x Mother Earth) X Sweet Musette
Child plants: 25 child plants

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Common names
  • Tall Bearded Iris
  • Iris

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Location: Photo by Carol Bacskai; zone 5b, Yorkville, IL

Date: 2006-06-01
Photo by tveguy3
Location: Western Kentucky
Date: April 2012
My very favorite Iris!!  I never get tired of looking at it.
Location: My garden
Date: 2018-05-29
Location: Photo by Carol Bacskai; zone 5b, Yorkville, IL
Date: 2022-06-01
Photo by Snork

Chasing Rainbows
Location: Garland, TX
Date: 2019-04-15
Location: My garden
Date: 2020-06-02
Location: My garden
Date: 2018-06-10
Location: San Rafael, CA
Date: 2018-05-08
Location: San Rafael, CA
Date: 2017-04-24
Location: My garden, Watkins Glen, NY
Date: May 2022
Location: San Rafael, CA
Date: 2018-05-16
Chasing Rainbows with a Jealous Guy
Location: Home
Date: 2016-05-24
Location: My garden
Date: 2020-06-01
A late bloomer. Thank you Barbara!
Location: My garden
Date: 2018-05-30
Location: Vacaville, CA
Date: Spring
Photo courtesy of Pleasants Valley Iris Farm, www.irisfarmer.com
Location: My garden
Date: 2020-06-02
Location: Home garden
Date: 2018-05-07

Date: 2005-05-18
Location: My garden, Watkins Glen, NY
Date: 2016-06-08
Location: Michigan-my garden
Location: Richlands, NC
Date: 2022-04-25

Date: 2019-05-15
Location: Prescott, AZ
Date: 2017-05-01
Iris Chasing Rainbows, Soon After Opening
Location: Garland, TX
Date: 2019-04-15
Location: West Central Tx 
Date: 2021-05-11
Location: Prescott, AZ
Date: 2017-05-02
Chasing Rainbows -  Up Close
Location: Western Kentucky
Date: April 2012
Simply gorgeous -- my favorite Iris!
Location: Narka, Kansas
Date: 2016-05-18
Location: My garden
Date: 2020-06-13
Location: My garden
Date: 2020-06-14
Location: My garden
Date: 2020-06-14
Location: Bend, Oregon
Date: May 2014
Location: Garland, TX
Date: 2019-04-14
Location: Schreiners Gardens
Date: 2012-06-01
Location: Schreiners Gardens
Date: 2012-06-02
Photo by Betja
Location: San Rafael, CA
Date: 2018-05-10
Location: My garden
Date: 2018-05-30
Location: My garden
Date: 2018-05-29

Chasing Rainbows
Photo by Muddymitts
Location: My garden in Bakersfield, CA
Date: April, 2006

Date: 2012-02-01
Photo courtesy of Napa Country Iris Garden
Location: Northern Germany
Date: 2008-06-01
SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA
Location: Northern Germany
Date: 2002-11-01
SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA

Photo courtesy of Blue J Iris Used with permission.
Photo by Muddymitts
Photo by Muddymitts

Photo courtesy of Stout Gardens

Photo Courtesy of E and B Farm Used with Permission
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Location: Chino Valley Arizona
Date: 2021-05-09
Location: Weiser, ID
Date: 2015 season
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