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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Richard Ernst
Year Of Registration: 2001
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 2001
Seedling Number: QKF125-14A-2
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 35 inches (89 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid Late
Flower Form: Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: Gold
Magenta
Violet
White
Yellow
Flower Patterns: Plicata
Bloom Color Description: White standards, gilt edge; white falls sanded and marked violet and magenta, 1/4" yellow marginal band
Beard Color: Yellow
Style Arm Color: White, yellow on crests
Awards: Honorable Mention: 2003
Award of Merit: 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
Underground structures: Rhizome
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Ploidy: Tetraploid
Parentage: KF125-14A: ((Edna's Wish x Wild Jasmine) x (Edna's Wish x Wild Jasmine)) X KF125-32E: ((Edna's Wish x Wild Jasmine) x (Edna's Wish x Wild Jasmine))
Child plants: 61 child plants

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Hillside Happenings '19 by Snork Jun 29, 2019 2:47 PM 159
2018 ........i got a box!!!😁😍 by shizen Mar 15, 2019 3:12 PM 1,448
Blooms 2018 by cliftoncat Jan 2, 2019 4:17 PM 2,872
Carolina Iris season 2017 - Let the blooms begin! by Lestv Feb 2, 2018 10:00 PM 1,503
Superstition 2017 Introductions!!!!!!! by Misawa77 Aug 19, 2016 7:31 AM 110
Your best performing irises for 2016 are?? by bluegrassmom Aug 25, 2016 2:04 AM 55
Id this iris???? by petruske Jun 17, 2016 2:48 PM 41
I got a box!!! - 2016 version by Lestv Dec 19, 2016 3:15 PM 1,664
Bloom Season 2016 - Part 2 by Lestv Jan 21, 2019 9:53 PM 1,323
Of all the iris you grew for the first time this year, which is your favorite? by ruthschlegel Jun 13, 2016 6:34 PM 113
Show us your NOID's by yadah_tyger Jun 7, 2021 10:23 AM 1,583
Well defined border by HoosierHarvester Feb 13, 2016 8:32 AM 28
Similar Irises: pick one or buy them both! by Dachsylady86 Feb 5, 2016 12:17 PM 35
2016 Orders by Henhouse Oct 20, 2016 4:50 AM 2,169
Superstition Iris Garden's 2016 Introductions by Misawa77 Dec 6, 2016 10:10 AM 276
Cory's 2016 Wish list by irisfirefighter Jan 3, 2016 4:34 PM 25
Honoring the ones we have! by Lestv Feb 1, 2016 4:06 PM 2,056
A new Wish list for 2016 by janwax May 20, 2016 11:36 AM 574
Favorite color of Iris by LynnG Aug 14, 2015 3:53 AM 214
Did you get a box? by Misawa77 Nov 23, 2015 9:30 AM 1,507

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