Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Joseph Ghio
Year Of Registration: 1994
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1996
Seedling Number: 90-56W
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 36 inches (91 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid Late
Flower Form: Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: Black
Violet
Flower Patterns: Bicolor
Bloom Color Description: Lilac blue standards; smooth blackish red purple falls
Beard Color: Deep brick
Foliage: Purple Based
Awards: Honorable Mention: 1998
Award of Merit: 2000

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: 88-14: ((83-73-J2: (Success Story x (Fancy Tales x Alpine Castle)) x ((Persian Smoke x Entourage) x ((Strawberry Sensation x (Artiste x Tupelo Honey)) x Borderline sibling))) x Costa Rica) X 88-215: (Witch's Wand x 86-3, Costa Rica sibling)
Child plants: 311 child plants

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Common names
  • Iris
  • Tall Bearded Iris

Comments:
  • Posted by Paul2032 ( Utah - Zone 5b) on Dec 28, 2011 11:12 PM concerning plant:
    Romantic Evening has been used a number of times by several hybridizers It appears in the pedigree of many currently popular iris.

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