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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Michael Sutton
Year Of Registration: 2006
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 2007
Seedling Number: Q-505-A
Classification: Intermediate Bearded (IB)
Registered Height: 20 inches (51 cm)
Bloom Season: Early Mid
Rebloom
Bloom Color Classification: Violet
White
Flower Patterns: Plicata
Bloom Color Description: White standards washed violet blue; white falls lined violet blue
Beard Color: White, tipped burnt orange
Style Arm Color: Violet blue
Fragrance: Slight
Spicy
Awards: Honorable Mention: 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 8b
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Underground structures: Rhizome
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Ploidy: Unbalanced Tetraploid
Parentage: Ruby Eruption X Momentous Occasion

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Location: My garden, central NJ, Zone 7ADate: Spring 2013Iris Line Drive
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Location: Philo, CaliforniaDate: 2020-03-28OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
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Location: Washington 8bDate: 2019-05-04
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Location: Nocona,Texas zn.7 My gardensDate: April 4,2021Always does great...this was moved last fall, still putting on a
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Location: My garden in Bakersfield, CADate: March 27, 2012
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Location: Philo, CaliforniaDate: 2018-04-24
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Location: Nocona,Texas zn.7 My gardensDate: April 10,2019Planted last year..LOVE the intense color
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Location: Nocona,Texas zn.7 My gardensDate: April8,2021
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Location: Cisco, Tx Date: 2020-03-27
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Location: Philo, CaliforniaDate: 2018-04-24
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Location: Sussex, UKDate: late May 2021A cool dry spring has resulted in late blooms this year in the UK
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Location: Sussex, UKDate: late May 2021Line Drive certainly has the wow factor!
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Location: My garden in Bakersfield, CADate: 2013-04-07
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Location: My garden in Bakersfield, CADate: March 27, 2012
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Photo courtesy of Stout Gardens
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Photo courtesy of Winterberry Iris Gardens
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shizen On September 2, 2016 Obtained plant
evelyninthegarden On May 10, 2019 Bloomed
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2020 Orders by BlueFlagFan Apr 23, 2020 2:46 AM 286
Season 2020 by shizen Jan 3, 2021 6:48 PM 1,775
Iris pictures to get us through in the winter... by evelyninthegarden Oct 20, 2020 2:40 PM 429
What's the allure over Dusky Challenger? by lilpod13 Jul 9, 2020 8:36 PM 51
Bee pods...have you collected any? by evelyninthegarden May 15, 2020 7:35 PM 42
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