Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Sky Hooks') in the Irises Database

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
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
Parentage: Wedding Vow X Moon Mistress
Child plants: 308 child plants


Photo gallery:
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Sky Hooks 1979
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Location: Iris Haven; Cedar City, UtahDate: 2018-05-20
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Location: New ZealandDate: 2012-11-04
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Photo courtesy of Blue J Iris. Used with permission.
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Photo courtesy of Blue J Iris. Used with permission.
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Location: 4-4-16This reminds me of Easter, the soft colors are great in the deser
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Location: Glenara GardensDate: 2016-05-27AIS 2016 Convention Garden Tour
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Location: New ZealandDate: 2012-11-03
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Location: southern KYDate: 2018-05-08
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Location: New ZealandDate: 2012-11-05
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Nothin' Could Be Finer Than to Be In Carolina - 2019 blooms by Lestv Jul 4, 2019 9:03 PM 733
Blooms 2019 by cliftoncat Jul 7, 2019 5:31 PM 2,076
Visit to Thelma's 2018 by Cuzz4short Dec 4, 2018 8:18 PM 131
yellow or buffy iris by DaisyDo Oct 25, 2017 1:59 PM 32
Unknown beauties ID help needed by bluegrassmom Oct 11, 2016 9:02 AM 13
Glenara Gardens on the AIS 2016 Convention Tour by Misawa77 Jun 14, 2016 2:23 PM 138
I got a box!!! - 2016 version by Lestv Dec 19, 2016 3:15 PM 1,664
Bloom Season 2016 - Part 2 by Lestv Jan 21, 2019 9:53 PM 1,323
Did you get a box? by Misawa77 Nov 23, 2015 9:30 AM 1,507
Let's See Some Historics by Henhouse Aug 19, 2018 12:05 AM 1,911
Show Us Your Blooms - Spring 2015 - Part 1 by Moiris Nov 23, 2015 9:29 AM 2,013
Show us your Colors - Part 13 by Muddymitts Mar 7, 2015 2:30 AM 197
Show us your Colors................... by Muddymitts Feb 14, 2015 8:21 AM 1,821
Mindless chatter by Muddymitts Jul 6, 2019 2:08 AM 17,463
Beards! by Henhouse May 28, 2016 6:30 PM 191
Lost Cultivars by Misawa77 Sep 13, 2014 6:45 AM 38
Vanishing rhizomes....is it the "Garden Gnomes"?? by UndertheSun May 30, 2016 9:22 AM 116
What's on your iris wish list? by janwax Jul 22, 2014 4:48 PM 85
Orange and yellow seem like nice colors for irises by tveguy3 Apr 23, 2014 11:16 AM 321
Antidote for the winter blues (blahs):: seedlings by diggit Feb 23, 2016 12:44 PM 89

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