Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Reckless Abandon') in the Irises Database

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Hybridizer: Keith Keppel
Year Of Registration: 2009
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 2010
Seedling Number: 04-147A
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 38 inches (97 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid
Flower Form: Bubble Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: White
Wine
Yellow
Flower Patterns: Variegata
Bloom Color Description: Sulphur to citron yellow standards changing to warm white texture veined yellow toward outer portion, narrow 1/8" dandelion edge; burgundy black falls, , large central area white to cream strongly veined burgundy black
Beard Color: Solid deep chrome to cadmium yellow
Style Arm Color: Dandelion
Awards: Honorable Mention: 2012
Award of Merit: 2014
John C. Wister Medal: 2017

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: Blyth L304-1: (F174-4: (Man About Town x Island Dancer) x Fogbound) X Pirate Ahoy
Child plants: 33 child plants

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Location: Santa Cruz Mountains, CaliforniaDate: 2014-04-13
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Location: Keith Keppel Iris Garden, Salem, OregonDate: 2015-05-19AIS National Convention, Portland, OR--Iris in Wonderland 2015
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Location: Frannie's Iris Garden, Elk Grove, CADate: 2016-04-10
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Location: Russia, Krasnodarskij KrajDate: 2017-05-14
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Location: My garden in Warrenville, SCDate: 2019-04-22
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Location: My garden in Warrenville, SCDate: 2019-01-26
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Location: San Rafael, CADate: 2018-04-17
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Location: Lincoln NE zone 5Date: 2018-05-18
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Location: My garden, Watkins Glen, NYDate: june 2018Well deserving of its Wister Medal 2017!
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Location: San Rafael, CADate: 2018-04-18Close up of bloom with kinky beard
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Posted by LynNY (Watkins Glen, NY - Zone 6a) on Jun 12, 2018 6:37 AM

Despite this iris' name, and its written description, it is incredibly elegant rather than garish. I highly recommend it!

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