Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Keith Keppel
Year Of Registration: 1997
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1998
Seedling Number: 93-83C
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 40 inches (107 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid
Flower Form: Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: Light blue
White
Flower Patterns: Reverse Amoena
Bloom Color Description: Blue white standards shading to soft wisteria blue in center and base; white falls, inconspicuous pastel pink shading on inner haft
Beard Color: Orange, white at end
Style Arm Color: Blue white, lavender lip
Fragrance: Pronounced
Sweet
Awards: Honorable Mention: 2000
Award of Merit: 2002
John C. Wister Medal: 2005

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
Fragrant
Underground structures: Rhizome
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Ploidy: Tetraploid
Parentage: Wishful Thinking X Spring Shower
Child plants: 328 child plants

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Common names
  • Iris
  • Tall Bearded Iris

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Location: My garden
Date: 2022-05-24
Fogbound

Date: 2010-05-20
Location: My Garden, UK
Photo by Snork
Location: My garden
Date: 2022-05-24
Fogbound
Location: Schreiner's Gardens near Salem, OR
Date: 2015-05-14
Location: Garland (Dallas), TX
Date: 2016-04-11
Location: Wonthaggi/North , Victoria, Australia
Date: 2020-10-19
Location: Wonthaggi/North , Victoria, Australia
Date: 2020-10-19
Location: My Garden, UK
Location: My garden in southeast Nebraska
Date: 2012-04-28
Location: From my collection. Poland.
Location: My garden in southeast Nebraska
Date: 2012-04-30
Location: Home garden
Date: 2015-04-23

Fogbound growing in a container in zone 9b (Florida)
Location: Iowa
Date: 2013-05-30
Location: Powell Gardens near Kansas City, MO
Date: 2009-05-18
Location: In my Northern California garden
Date: 2011-04-25
Location: Indianapolis
Date: 2016-05-05
Stunning yet delicate coloring.
Location: Indianapolis
Date: 2016-05-13
Location: My garden in southeast Nebraska
Date: 2010-05-25

Date: Jun 29, 2010 1:00 AM
Location: In my Northern California garden
Date: 2011-04-25
Location: Indianapolis
Date: 2016-05-15
Photo by Muddymitts
Location: Philo, California
Date: 2015-04-16
Location: Indianapolis
Date: 2016-05-13
Location: My garden, North Central Idaho
Date: 5-14-2016
Location: Poilly-Lez-Gien France
"Photo courtesy of Cayeux Iris. Used with permission."
Location: New Zealand
Date: 2012-11-16
Location: Northern Germany
Date: 4000-02-03
Photo by avmoran
Location: From my  garden. Poland.
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2010-05-06
First year bloom.
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2010-05-06
First year bloom.
Location: Marshfield, Missouri zone 6a
Date: 2011-05-09
Location: Northern Germany
Date: 2002-11-03
SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA

Photo courtesy of Blue J Iris Used with permission.
Location: My garden, North Central Idaho
Date: 5-14-2016
Location: My garden
Date: 2019-06-07
First year bloom
Location: My garden
Date: 2019-06-07
First year bloom.
Location: Northern Germany
Date: 2002-11-01
SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA
Location: Western Kentucky
Date: April 2012
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2010-05-07
First year bloom.
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2010-05-07
First year bloom.
Location: Western Kentucky
Date: April 2012
Location: Philo, California
Date: 2015-04-18
blooming today - maiden - April 3, 2015
Location: In my Northern California garden
Date: 2012-04-20
Location: In my Northern California garden
Date: 2012-04-20
Photo by Betja

Photo Courtesy of Te Sligte Gardens. Used with Permission
  • Uploaded by Joy

Photo courtesy of Rainbow Iris Farm
Comments:
  • Posted by MaryinLa (Marshfield, Missouri - Zone 6a) on May 3, 2012 7:54 PM concerning plant:
    Grows and blooms well in zone 6a, Marshfield, Missouri.
  • Posted by Maczos (Australia ) on Jan 19, 2020 5:50 AM concerning plant:
    This Iris has the most children of any other Iris that I have come across. Why?
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bisbeegirl On April 30, 2016 Bloomed
Beautiful Blooms! Tall and without any damage to blooms. Earlier bloom this year on Iris. Five or more buds per bloom stock.
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