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Hybridizer: Larry Gaulter
Year Of Registration: 1971
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1973
Seedling Number: 69-67
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 38 inches (97 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid
Flower Form: Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: Orchid
White
Bloom Color Description: Light blue orchid, white fall centers
Beard Color: White tipped yellow, orange in throat
Awards: Honorable Mention: 1974
Award of Merit: 1976
Dykes Memorial Medal: 1979

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: Town and Country X (Marie Phillips x Sterling Silver)
Child plants: 72 child plants

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Common names
  • Iris
  • Tall Bearded Iris

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Photo by William
Location: My garden, Sweden
Date: June 2017
Location: my garden, Utah
Date: 2021-05-29

Date: 2020-05-17

Mary Frances
Location: My garden
Date: 2019-05-30
Second year, first bloom.

Date: 2012-05-23
Location: In my garden, Falls Church, VA
Date: 2017-05-27
Flower is actually a light blue

Spring 2009
Location: Daisydo's garden
Date: 2021-05-20
Location: charlottetown, pei, canada
Date: 2020 june 25
Iris-Mary Frances ,these are like siamese twins.there was even ex
Location: Iowa
Date: 2013-05-28
Location: In my garden, Falls Church, VA
Date: 2017-05-27
Bud Unfurling
Photo by Betja
Location: My garden
Date: 2019-05-30
Second year, first bloom.
Location: My Gardens
Date: June 9, 2014
Last Bloom Of Mary Frances
Location: In my garden, Falls Church, VA
Date: 2017-05-27
Bloom with bud
Photo by MaryDurtschi
Photo by Lbsmitty
Location: In my garden, Falls Church, VA
Date: 2017-05-27
Iris is in a pot
Location: Northern Germany
Date: 2007-05-22
SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA
Location: Sass Memorial Garden near Ashland, Nebraska
Date: 2012-05-04
Photo by Betja
Location: In my garden. Poland.
Location: My Gardens
Date: May 27, 2008
Oldie, But Goodie!
Location: Daisydo's garden
Date: 2020-05-24
Mary Frances
Location: BC
Date: June 2014
Location: East Tennessee
Date: 2016-04-29
Location: My Gardens
Date: Photo 5/25/10
Photo In Early Morning Sunlight
Location: Michigan-my garden
Location: Whitesboro, TX
Date: 2018-05-13
Image courtesy of The Shady Spot Iris. All rights reserved.
Location: Daisydo's garden
Date: 2020-05-19
Mary Frances

Photo Courtesy of Daylilies by the Pond. Used with Permission.
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Image courtesy of Winterberry Iris Gardens
Location: In my garden. Poland.
Photo by Betja
Photo by Betja

Date: 2009-04-13
Location: iowa
Date: 2012-04-25
Location: Iowa
Date: 2012-05-01
Location: East Facing Garden, NE TX
Date: 2012-03-29

Photo courtesy of Pleasants Valley Iris Farm
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: My garden in Bakersfield, CA
Date: April 22, 2012
Location: My garden in Bakersfield, CA
Date: April 24, 2012
Location:  Poilly-Lez-Gien France
"Photo courtesy of Cayeux Iris. Used with permission."
Photo by avmoran

Photo courtesy of Blue J Iris. Used with permission.
Photo by Misawa77

Photo courtesy of Rainbow Iris Farm
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Plant Events from our members
aspenhill On April 19, 2004 Obtained plant
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VAMOJO On September 15, 2017 Obtained plant
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VAMOJO On July 14, 2017 Obtained plant
KC-MI
Hajue From July 3, 2017 to July 3, 2015 Transplanted
MrsBinWY On June 24, 2019 Transplanted
On 6-24-2019, planted 6 seedlings east of the 2 new Salvia azurea.
MrsBinWY On May 5, 2019 Seeds sown
2; 4 showing 5-12-19
MrsBinWY On September 23, 2018 Seeds sown
soaked seeds ~ 2 weeks w/daily water changes; seeds sown 10-7-18 & put on back patio; 24 seeds from Joyce's 2018G (~18 look viable)
SkirtGardener On August 29, 2020 Obtained plant
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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The fragrance of purple by vic Mar 29, 2012 11:46 AM 2
perfect lighting by cliftoncat Dec 16, 2016 4:54 PM 20

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