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: Neglecta
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 (Marmalade Skies x (Sun King x (Gold Trimmings x Solano)))))) x Costa Rica) X 88-215: (Witch's Wand x 86-3: (Tomorrow's Child x 83-73K: (Success Story x (Fancy Tales x Alpine Castle))))
Child plants: 398 child plants

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Common names
  • Iris
  • Tall Bearded Iris

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Date: 2017-05-14
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Date: 2018-04-25
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Date: 2017-05-17
Location: Oxfordshire, England
Date: 2019-06-06
Location: SE Michigan
Date: 2017-05-28
Location: SE Michigan
Date: 2017-05-28
Location: My Garden in Janesville, WI
Date: 2017-05-26
Location: Northern Germany
Date: 2023-05-23
Location: Garland, TX
Date: 2017-04-04
Location: Vancouver, WA
Date: 2011-06-02
Romantic Evening Stylearms
Location: Southeast Nebraska
Date: 2014-05-24
Location: Southeast Nebraska
Date: 2014-05-24
Location: Naperville, IL 
Date: 5/2014
Location: Naperville, IL 
Date: 5/2014
Location: www.dasIrisFeld.ch in Oetlishausen, Switzerland - photo by Sharlene Sutter
Date: 2021-06-12
Photo by Betja

Photo courtesy of Rainbow Iris Farm
Location: Garland, TX
Date: 2017-04-01
Location: Cisco, Tx 
Date: 2020-04-22
Location: Northern Germany
Date: 2015-06-03
Location: At Napa Iris Gardens
Date: 2016-04-16
Location: Iowa
Location: Northern Germany
Date: 2002-11-17
SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA
Location: iowa
Date: 2008-05-25
Location: Southeast Nebraska
Date: 2014-05-24
Location: New Zealand
Location: New Zealand
Location: Iowa
Date: 2013-05-28
Location: New Zealand
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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