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Hybridizer: Keith Keppel
Year Of Registration: 2004
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 2005
Seedling Number: 96-11F
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 36 inches (91 cm)
Bloom Season: Early
Early Mid
Mid
Mid Late
Late
Flower Form: Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: Violet
White
Yellow
Flower Patterns: Luminata
Bloom Color Description: Greyed violet standards, lighter towards center, lemon to greenish lemon edges and base; blue violet falls, shaded darker, large white area around beard, hafts edged lemon, pale agate grey rim
Beard Color: Cream at end, lemon in middle, orange yellow in throat
Style Arm Color: White, to greenish lemon, flushed lavender blue
Awards: Honorable Mention: 2007

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: 92-49B: (Tall Ships x 88-5A: (85-12B: (76-120B: (72-30C: (68-39D x Apricot Blaze) x 74-37C: (70-53E: (68-39D: (66-35C: ((Irma Melrose x Tea Apron) x ((Full Circle x Rococo) x Tea Apron)) x April Melody) x (66-35B x April Melody)) x Osage Buff)) x 80-77A: (77-101A: (74-34D: (71-43J: (68-17B: (Montage x April Melody) x April Melody) x Osage Buff) x 74-37B: (70-53E: (68-39D: (66-35C: (63-48A: (Irma Melrose x Tea Apron) x 64-45G: (61-48D: (Full Circle x Rococo) x Tea Apron)) x April Melody) x 68-40B: (66-35B x April Melody)) x Osage Buff)) x 77-109A: (74-48G: (70-51B: (April Melody x 68-40B) x 71-40A: (Roundup x 69-30D: (66-56F: (Amigo's Guitar x (Rippling Waters x Gypsy Lullaby)) x Barcelona))) x 74-37B))) x 84-46A: (76-120B x Autograph))) X 91-153A: (Spirit World x Answered Prayers)
Child plants: 12 child plants

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Common names
  • Iris
  • Tall Bearded Iris

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