Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Kathy Chilton') in the Irises Database

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Frederick Kerr
Year Of Registration: 2005
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 2006
Seedling Number: 01-031H
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 35 inches (89 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid Late
Flower Form: Bubble Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: Wine
Yellow
Flower Patterns: Variegata
Bloom Color Description: Golden yellow standards; red-black falls with faint whitish lines beside beard
Beard Color: Antique gold
Style Arm Color: Golden yellow, faint brownish veins
Fragrance: Slight
Spicy
Awards: Honorable Mention: 2008
Award of Merit: 2010
John C. Wister Medal: 2012

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
Parentage: 99-088A: (Lena Baker x 97-21: (Fresno Frolic x Dear Jean)) X Next Millennium
Child plants: 2 child plants

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Bonnie's Bloomers 2017 by grannysgarden May 15, 2017 8:13 PM 978
Let's see your ruffles! by tveguy3 Jan 17, 2017 6:40 AM 169
Bonnie's Bloomers ~ 2016 by grannysgarden Oct 9, 2016 1:00 AM 731
"Goners" 2016 by crowrita1 Nov 28, 2016 4:19 PM 1,310
Top dozen TBs to recommend to a perennial gardener: your nominations by gemini_sage May 27, 2016 8:05 AM 157
Honoring the ones we have! by Lestv Feb 1, 2016 4:06 PM 2,056
Rebloomers?? by bluegrassmom Jan 12, 2016 8:36 AM 498
Thinning the herd! by Snork Aug 31, 2015 11:03 AM 8
Trades? by Henhouse Jun 25, 2015 8:27 AM 47
Black irises...show me yours! by enidcandles May 19, 2015 8:06 AM 42
Superstition Iris Gardens Spring 2015 blooms! by Misawa77 Nov 13, 2015 7:09 AM 270
bonnie's blooms ~ 2015 by grannysgarden May 7, 2015 1:33 PM 425
What did you do in the Iris garden today? by Paul2032 Jul 24, 2017 4:23 PM 10,042
Show Us Your Blooms - Spring 2015 - Part 1 by Moiris Nov 23, 2015 9:29 AM 2,013
Show us your Colors - Part 9 by Muddymitts Feb 28, 2015 12:38 AM 248
Show your Colors - Part 4 by Muddymitts Feb 20, 2015 7:43 PM 247
I just ordered........ by Paul2032 Feb 22, 2015 9:15 AM 99
Show us your Colors................... by Muddymitts Feb 14, 2015 8:21 AM 1,821
Iris by the Alphabet - Part 3 by Muddymitts Jan 31, 2015 9:52 AM 377
Iris by the Alphabet - Part 2 by Muddymitts Jan 24, 2015 11:06 AM 434

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