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Hybridizer: Manley Osborne
Year Of Registration: 1979
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1980
Seedling Number: SA-1
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 38 inches (97 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid
Flower Form: Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: Yellow
Bloom Color Description: Soft yellow pongee standards; soft yellow falls, flushed lighter in center
Beard Color: Gold, ending in violet horns
Space Age Beard Appendages: Horns
Awards: Honorable Mention: 1982
Award of Merit: 1986

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: Wedding Vow X Moon Mistress
Child plants: 326 child plants

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Photo by cocoajuno
Location: My Garden, Ontario, Canada
Date: 2019-06-25
Location: My Garden, Ontario, Canada
Date: 2019-06-25
Location: My garden
Date: 2020-05-17
Rain-soaked bloom.
Location: My garden
Date: 2020-05-15
Photo by iciris

Sky Hooks 1979
Location: Iris Haven; Cedar City, Utah
Date: 2018-05-20
Photo by Misawa77
Location: New Zealand
Date: 2012-11-04
Location: My Garden, Ontario, Canada
Date: 2016-06-17
Location: New Zealand
Date: 2012-11-05
Location: New Zealand
Date: 2012-11-03
Location: 4-4-16
This reminds me of Easter, the soft colors are great in the deser
Location: Glenara Gardens
Date: 2016-05-27
AIS 2016 Convention Garden Tour

Photo courtesy of Blue J Iris. Used with permission.

Photo courtesy of Blue J Iris. Used with permission.
Location: southern KY
Date: 2018-05-08
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