Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Adriatic Waves') in the Irises Database

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Hybridizer: Keith Keppel
Year Of Registration: 2008
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 2009
Seedling Number: 00-261C
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 40 inches (102 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid
Flower Form: Bubble Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: Blue
Flower Patterns: Bitone
Bloom Color Description: Cornflower blue standards; medium violet-blue falls
Beard Color: White tipped lemon, pale blue at end
Style Arm Color: Near cornflower blue
Awards: Honorable Mention: 2011
Award of Merit: 2013

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
Parentage: Yaquina Blue X 96-16A: (Sea Power x Rippling River)
Child plants: 3 child plants

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Location: My Garden in Janesville, WIDate: 2016-05-28
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Location: Willamette Valley, Oregon Date: 2015-05-09
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Location: My garden, central NJ, Zone 7ADate: 2018-05-26Even waves are welcome when this beautiful
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Location: Pleasant Grove, UtahDate: 2012-05-18In my garden
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Location: IowaDate: 2012-05-05
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Location: God's Garden - Atwater CADate: May 2015
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Location: Philo, CaliforniaDate: 2017-05-01
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Location: Michigan-my gardenDate: June 3, 2017
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Location: oregonDate: 2010-05-25
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Location: At Napa Iris GardensDate: 2014-04-26
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Date: 2015-05-26
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Location: Michigan-my gardenDate: 2018-06-12
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Location: Pleasant Grove, UtahDate: 2012-05-18In my garden
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Date: 2012-05-21
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Location: In my gardenDate: 2012-05-24
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Location: At Napa Iris GardensDate: 2014-04-26
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Location: At Napa Iris GardensDate: 2014-04-26
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Location: Catheys Valley CaliforniaPhoto courtesy of Superstition Iris Gardens, posted with permissi
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Location: Michigan-my gardenDate: 2018-06-12
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Nothin' Could Be Finer Than to Be In Carolina - 2019 blooms by Lestv Apr 18, 2019 6:42 AM 195
How many bearded irises are you growing? by hippie Mar 18, 2019 11:04 PM 79
which purples make you drool? by DaisyDo Jul 18, 2018 1:39 AM 52
Is there a modern iris like Dusky Challenger? by LynNY Feb 23, 2019 6:34 AM 49
No Shows 2018 by urania1 Aug 21, 2018 2:27 PM 37
Magical Michigan 2018-Lindsay's Garden by Lbsmitty Jul 18, 2018 1:34 PM 340
Some Color comes to Wisconsin! by tveguy3 Jul 18, 2018 9:08 AM 686
Blooms 2018 by cliftoncat Jan 2, 2019 4:17 PM 2,872
A Record Year by ARUBA1334 Apr 8, 2018 8:16 PM 818
Still MORE Superstition Iris Garden Pictures! by Misawa77 Jan 1, 2018 12:16 PM 145
Irises that take their time to bloom. by tveguy3 Dec 21, 2017 5:48 PM 94
Jan's Rustic Garden by janwax Apr 18, 2019 8:00 AM 1,734
Lindsay's Blooms by Lbsmitty Aug 1, 2017 3:04 AM 511
My Bloomers are showing too! by tveguy3 Nov 1, 2017 9:30 PM 943
I got a box!!! - 2017 by Dachsylady86 Apr 27, 2018 2:59 AM 1,414
"Goners" 2017 by UndertheSun Jan 12, 2018 10:49 AM 932
Bloom Season 2017 by shizen Mar 29, 2018 1:09 PM 3,789
Seedling 2016 by tveguy3 Jan 1, 2017 1:42 PM 148
2017 orders by Lestv Sep 18, 2017 10:45 AM 1,756
Seapower v Merchant Marine by LynNY Aug 2, 2016 7:26 AM 24

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