Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Secret Rites') in the Irises Database

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Keith Keppel
Year Of Registration: 2004
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 2005
Seedling Number: 99-92A
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 40 inches (102 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid
Flower Form: Bubble Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: Silver/Grey
Yellow
Flower Patterns: Bicolor
Bloom Color Description: Pale grey green standards, brighter chartreuse yellow edge shading, greyed violet center; chartreuse yellow falls shaded citron yellow and pyrethrum yellow
Beard Color: Golden glow to deep chrome yellow
Style Arm Color: Chartreuse yellow
Fragrance: Slight
Sweet
Awards: Honorable Mention: 2007
Award of Merit: 2010

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: 96-28a, Mysterious Ways sibling, X 96-20q, Trade Secret sibling
Child plants: 14 child plants

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Location: My garden, SwedenDate: June 2017
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Location: My gardenDate: Spring 2019
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Location: Schreiners GardensDate: 2011-05-31
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Location: Lewiston, IdahoDate: 5-14-2015
By Natalie
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Location: my yard
By Bloomers
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Location: NW Row 1-2Date: 4-4-16Color is beautiful here.
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Location: Lewiston, IdahoDate: 5-14-2015
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Location: Zone 7 East TnDate: 2016-04-30
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Location: Pleasant Grove, UtahDate: 2011-06-05
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Location: Cisco, Tx Date: 2020-04-20
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Date: 2012-05-18
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Location: Lincoln NE zone 5Date: 2015-05-17
By stilldew
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Location: NW Row 1-2Date: 4-4-15Nice contrast of color
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Location: Iris garden - full sunDate: 2016-0529
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Location: My garden in Bakersfield, CADate: 2013-04-24
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Location: My garden in Bakersfield, CADate: 2013-04-23
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Location: in my gardenDate: 2014-04-19
By Calif_Sue
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Location: Iris garden - full sunDate: 2016-0529Beautiful first (and subsequent) bloom.
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Location: in my gardenDate: 2017-05-07
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Location: Pleasant Grove, UtahDate: 2011-06-05
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Date: 2012-04-26
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Location: Napa Iris GardensDate: 2012-05-18
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Location: Schreiners GardensDate: 2012-06-04
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Location: "Photo courtesy of Cayeux Iris. Used with permission."Poilly-Lez-Gien France
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Date: 2012-04-26
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Date: 2012-04-26
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Photo Courtesy of Daylilies by the Pond. Used with Permission.
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Location: My garden in Bakersfield, CADate: 2013-04-24
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Location: Mt. Pleasant Iris FarmDate: 2015-05-21
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Location: NW Row 1-2Date: 4-4-15This one is in my top 5, it loves the desert heat and the colors
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Location: My garden in Bakersfield, CADate: 2013-04-24
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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wow! by lovemyhouse Jul 17, 2015 8:12 PM 4
Virtual Iris Show by bluegrassmom Jul 7, 2020 2:43 PM 38
Season 2020 by shizen Oct 25, 2020 11:37 AM 1,572
Iris pictures to get us through in the winter... by evelyninthegarden Oct 20, 2020 2:40 PM 429
Better Late Than Never.... by LizinElizabeth Jun 23, 2019 7:10 PM 76
NoID help #1 (yellow/purple midrib) by Winklemanmr Apr 10, 2019 11:19 PM 11
Nothin' Could Be Finer Than to Be In Carolina - 2019 blooms by Lestv Jan 21, 2020 11:52 PM 789
California Dreaming.... by evelyninthegarden Sep 30, 2020 12:16 PM 1,670
Overrated/Underrated Irises by UndyingLight Jun 19, 2019 8:29 AM 66
Blooms 2019 by cliftoncat Mar 11, 2020 9:12 PM 2,568
2019 Orders Already! by LizinElizabeth Jun 25, 2019 7:21 AM 833
Carolina Show and Tell - 2018 by Lestv Mar 17, 2019 3:34 PM 1,719
Trade iris by arilbred Apr 20, 2018 6:40 AM 3
Blooms 2018 by cliftoncat Jan 2, 2019 4:17 PM 2,872
"Goners" 2018 by William Oct 19, 2018 6:44 PM 590
A Record Year by ARUBA1334 Apr 8, 2018 8:16 PM 818
I'm REALLY looking forward to this one!... by janwax Nov 21, 2018 10:00 PM 1,064
Irises that take their time to bloom. by tveguy3 Dec 21, 2017 5:48 PM 94
What is your favorite iris? (that you currently own and have seen in bloom) :) by Grace_smith Dec 6, 2019 4:01 PM 92
Length of Iris Bloom Season by urania1 Apr 21, 2017 3:21 PM 24
Zone 7 bloom by arilbred May 15, 2017 3:13 PM 89

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