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: 4 child plants

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Date: 2020-05-26
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Location: My gardenDate: June 3, 2019
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Date: 2019-05-25
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Date: 2019-05-15
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Location: Philo, CaliforniaDate: 2015-05-01
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Location: San Rafael, CADate: 2019-04-27Thanks Rob!
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Location: My Garden in Janesville, WIDate: 2016-05-28
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Date: 2020-05-21
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Date: 2019-05-15
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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: Philo, CaliforniaDate: 2017-05-01
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Location: Michigan-my gardenDate: June 3, 2017
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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: Michigan-my gardenDate: 2018-06-12
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Location: Michigan-my gardenDate: 2018-06-12
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Location: oregonDate: 2010-05-25
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Location: Pleasant Grove, UtahDate: 2012-05-18In my garden
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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: Pleasant Grove, UtahDate: 2012-05-18In my garden
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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: Cisco, Tx Date: 2020-04-11
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Date: 2012-05-21
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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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