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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: O. D. Niswonger
Year Of Registration: 1992
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1992
Seedling Number: 77-89
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 35 inches (89 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid Late
Flower Form: Fluted
Bloom Color Classification: White
Bloom Color Description: White, golden hafts
Beard Color: Yellow
Awards: Honorable Mention: 1994

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: Coral Light X 47-83: (Premonition x Coral Beauty)
Child plants: 9 child plants


Japanese IrisesJapanese Irises
By pardalinum on April 14, 2013

The cultivation of Iris ensata was first noted in literature more than five hundred years ago in Japan. Native to eastern China, Siberia, Korea, and throughout Japan, they are found growing in damp areas near streams, ponds, lakes, and marshes. The selective breeding of the species that commenced in the 1800s produced the foundation of the modern Japanese iris. Colors and color patterns have been greatly enhanced over the years.

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