Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Pond Lily') in the Irises Database

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Evelyn Jones
Year Of Registration: 1994
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1995
Seedling Number: 88E10-6
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 38 inches (97 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid
Flower Form: Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: Orchid
Flower Patterns: Bicolor
Bloom Color Description: Veronica violet standards, flushed deeper at midrib; veronica violet falls, pink influence
Beard Color: Tangerine
Awards: Honorable Mention: 1997
Award of Merit: 1999
John C. Wister Medal: 2001
Franklin Cook Memorial Cup: 1998

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: Parentage too lengthy for this data field. See comments section for more: Lullaby of Spring X seedling
Child plants: 27 child plants

Pond Lily

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Posted by rebloomnut (cut bank, MT z 3a-4b) on Dec 4, 2011 12:14 AM

Very Reliable bloomer in Zone 4. Blooms in sinct with each branch having a bloom open at once and is stunning, I would recommend highly.

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Posted by admin on Aug 1, 2013 11:11 AM

Parentage: Lullaby of Spring x 85e8-2: (((Heather Blush x So Rare) x (((Lilac Champagne x Sand and Sea) x Sib) x Betty Simon)) x ((((Beattie 65-36 x (((Spanish Affair x Hamblen H5-35) x (Marilyn C x Shoop 57-35)) x Spanish Gift)) x (Orange Chariot x Bright Butterfly)) x Bright Life) x ((Highland Thistle x Twilight Blush) x ((Rhoda Anne x (Pink Sleigh x (Elizabeth Stuart x Pretty Poise))) x Shoop Pink Sdlg.))))

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Plant Events from our members
dragonfetti On November 3, 2014 Transplanted
Planted in the new Sunflower garden.
dragonfetti On October 31, 2013 Obtained plant
Guessing on the date received. www.irisfarmer.com/, Pleasants Valley Iris Farm.
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