Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Romantic Evening') in the Irises Database

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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
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: 223 child plants

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Location: Northern GermanyDate: 2015-06-03
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Location: At Napa Iris GardensDate: 2016-04-16
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Comments:
Posted by Paul2032 ( Utah - Zone 5b) on Dec 28, 2011 11:12 PM

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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Discussion Threads about this plant
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How many of Joseph Ghio's irises do you have? by janwax Mar 19, 2019 6:26 PM 85
2019 Orders Already! by LizinElizabeth Mar 20, 2019 10:42 AM 683
Best bets for a newbie, zone 5B by Keysfins Aug 19, 2018 3:43 PM 40
Magical Michigan 2018-Lindsay's Garden by Lbsmitty Jul 18, 2018 1:34 PM 340
Some Color comes to Wisconsin! by tveguy3 Jul 18, 2018 9:08 AM 686
Mary's Garden 2018 by urania1 Jul 18, 2018 10:26 AM 162
Confused Iris 2018 by AndreaD Feb 7, 2018 4:30 PM 17
The "Chisholm Trail " and the "Cow Town Capers" by tveguy3 Feb 27, 2019 2:46 PM 158
Blooms 2018 by cliftoncat Jan 2, 2019 4:17 PM 2,872
THRIVE-ers by caitlinsgarden Jun 25, 2018 3:19 PM 44
Zone 7 bloom by arilbred May 15, 2017 3:13 PM 89
Bloom Season 2017 by shizen Mar 29, 2018 1:09 PM 3,789
Celebrating Tempo Two Irises! by IrisLilli Dec 19, 2016 2:44 PM 72
2017 orders by Lestv Sep 18, 2017 10:45 AM 1,756
It's a Dead Heat for 2016! by tveguy3 Aug 18, 2016 4:23 PM 501
Night shots by UndertheSun Apr 28, 2016 12:21 PM 47
Napa Country Iris Garden Visit by Moiris Apr 20, 2016 2:57 AM 83
"Goners" 2016 by crowrita1 Nov 28, 2016 4:19 PM 1,310
Bloom Season 2016 by coboro Jun 1, 2016 6:44 PM 1,942
2016 Orders by Henhouse Oct 20, 2016 4:50 AM 2,169

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