Data specific to Irises (Edit)
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
Ploidy: Tetraploid
Parentage: Yaquina Blue X 96-16A: (Sea Power x Rippling River)
Child plants: 4 child plants

Common names
  • Iris
  • Tall Bearded Iris

Photo Gallery

Date: 2020-05-26
Location: Garland, TX
Date: 2018-04-01
Location: My garden
Date: June 3, 2019

Date: 2020-05-22
Location: My garden in southeast Nebraska
Date: 2016-05-08

Date: 2019-05-15

Date: 2019-05-25
Location: Iowa
Date: 2012-05-06

Date: 2020-05-21
Location: Philo, California
Date: 2015-05-01

Date: 2019-05-15
Location: Mid-America Gardens, Salem, Oregon
Date: 2016-05-05
Location: San Rafael, CA
Date: 2019-04-27
Thanks Rob!
Location: Schreiner's Gardens near Salem, OR
Date: 2015-05-14
Location: My garden, Watkins Glen, NY
Date: 5.24.23
Maiden bloom
Location: My Garden in Janesville, WI
Date: 2016-05-28
Location: Willamette Valley, Oregon 
Date: 2015-05-09
Location: Garland, TX
Date: 2018-04-03
Location: My garden, central NJ, Zone 7A
Date: 2018-05-26
Even waves are welcome when this beautiful
Location: Russia, Rostov Region. Natalia Ternova 's Garden
Location: Michigan-my garden
Date: 2018-06-12
Location: Michigan-my garden
Date: June 3, 2017
Location: Philo, California
Date: 2017-05-01
Location: Michigan-my garden
Date: 2018-06-12
Photo by Betja
Location: Iowa
Date: 2012-05-05
Location: Garland, TX
Date: 2018-04-02
Location: Lexington, SC
Date: 2018-04-21
Shot at Tom Bruce's Carolina Daylilies.
Location: God's Garden - Atwater CA
Date: May 2015
Location: oregon
Date: 2010-05-25
Location: At Napa Iris Gardens
Date: 2014-04-26
Photo by tveguy3

Date: 2015-05-26
Location: Cisco, Tx 
Date: 2020-04-11
Location: Pleasant Grove, Utah
Date: 2012-05-18
In my garden
Location: Pleasant Grove, Utah
Date: 2012-05-18
In my garden

Photo courtesy of Iris Sisters Farm, used with permission
Location: At Napa Iris Gardens
Date: 2014-04-26
Location: In my garden
Date: 2012-05-24
Photo by Betja
Photo by Betja
Photo by Betja

Photo courtesy of Stout Gardens
Location: At Napa Iris Gardens
Date: 2014-04-26

Date: 2012-05-21
Photo by Betja

Clump of Adriatic Waves
Location: Catheys Valley California
Photo courtesy of Superstition Iris Gardens, posted with permissi
Location: Tom Bruce's Carolina Daylilies
Date: 2018-04-21
Location: Wisconsin
Date: Spring 2014
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