Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Schreiner
Year Of Registration: 1986
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1986
Seedling Number: M 39-C
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 37 inches (94 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid
Rebloom by Zone: Known To Rebloom Zone 5: -20° to -10°
Flower Form: Fluted
Bloom Color Classification: Violet
Flower Patterns: Self
Bloom Color Description: True blue
Beard Color: Dull blue, tipped yellow ln throat
Awards: Honorable Mention: 1988
Award of Merit: 1990

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: Victoria Falls X I 43-C: (Shipshape x Sailor's Dance)
Child plants: 86 child plants

Common names
  • Tall Bearded Iris
  • Iris

Photo Gallery
Location: Wonthaggi/North , Victoria, Australia
Date: 2021-11-08
Location: Home garden
Date: 2018-05-01
Photo by tveguy3
Location: California
Date: 2013-05-16
Breakers in the afternoon sun.
Location: Finksburg, MD. My garden
Date: 2018-06-01
Location: My garden in Bakersfield, CA
Date: April 21, 2012
Location: my zone 5 garden
Date: 2017-05-30
Location: Foothills of the Sierras, California
Date: 2021-05-19
Photo taken at 9 a.m. in partial shade.
Photo by Betja
Photo by Dachsylady86
Location: my yard
Date: 2020-04-22
Location: Kaunas, Lithuania, EU
Date: 2012-06-19
Photo by avmoran
Photo by tveguy3
Location: Front yard
Date: 2019-04-13
Several people in my iris club wanted rhizomes from this, includi
Photo by Betja
Photo by Betja

Photo by Betja
Location: Agawam, MA
Date: 2015-06-13
Location: Algonquin, IL
Date: 2015-06-04
This is not lavender - it is a beautiful bright blue!  Super tall
Location: God's Garden - Atwater CA
Date: April 2014
Photo by mandolls
Photo by Betja
Location: God's Garden - Atwater CA
Date: April 2014
Location: My garden in southeast Nebraska
Date: 2009-05-21
Location: Vacaville, CA
Date: 2011-03-15
Photo courtesy of Pleasants Valley Iris Farm,
Location: Agawam, MA
Date: 2015-06-13
Location: Agawam, MA
Date: 2015-06-13

Photo courtesy of Blue J Iris. Used with permission.
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Location: My garden in southeast Nebraska
Date: 2012-05-02
Photo by IrisHart

Photo courtesy of Blue J Iris Used with permission.

Date: Jul 7, 2009 6:40 AM

Photo Courtesy of Daylilies by the Pond. Used with Permission.
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Location: God's Garden - Atwater CA
Date: April 2014

Photo Courtesy of Te Sligte Gardens. Used with Permission
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  • Posted by KentPfeiffer (Southeast Nebraska - Zone 5b) on Mar 22, 2012 10:35 AM concerning plant:
    Doesn't seem true blue to my eye. Known to rebloom, but hasn't done so here (zone 5b).
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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This is a beautiful blue - it is not lavender or light blue by ljb5966 Jun 8, 2015 1:11 PM 0
Breakers reblooming by IrisHart Dec 10, 2015 8:05 PM 0

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