Intermediate Bearded Iris (Iris 'Red Hot Chili') in the Irises Database

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Michael Sutton
Year Of Registration: 2007
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 2008
Seedling Number: Q-360
Classification: Intermediate Bearded (IB)
Registered Height: 18 inches (46 cm)
Bloom Season: Early Mid
Rebloom
Rebloom by Zone: Known To Rebloom Zone 9: 20° to 30°
Bloom Color Classification: Wine
Yellow
Flower Patterns: Plicata
Bloom Color Description: Yellow standards heavily washed deep ruby red; bright yellow falls, rust red dotted edge
Beard Color: Yellow
Style Arm Color: Ruby red
Fragrance: Slight
Spicy
Awards: Honorable Mention: 2011
Award of Merit: 2014
Hans and Jacob Sass 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 8b
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Underground structures: Rhizome
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Parentage: Ruby Eruption X Rock Star

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Location: Las Cruces, NMDate: 2018-04-20Intermediate Iris Red Hot Chile
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Location: God's Garden - Atwater CADate: 2017-04-06
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Location: Southern California zone 10aDate: April 14, 2016Maiden bloom third season after planting.
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Photo courtesy of Sutton's Iris Gardens
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Photo courtesy of Iris City Gardens
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Date: 2018-05-13
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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True Confessions 2020 by urania1 May 31, 2020 9:22 PM 31
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Season 2020 by shizen Sep 28, 2020 10:16 PM 1,476
I got a box! 2019 by evelyninthegarden Dec 12, 2019 12:19 AM 525
California Dreaming.... by evelyninthegarden Sep 28, 2020 9:43 PM 1,659
Blooms 2019 by cliftoncat Mar 11, 2020 9:12 PM 2,568
2019 Orders Already! by LizinElizabeth Jun 25, 2019 7:21 AM 833
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Blooms 2018 by cliftoncat Jan 2, 2019 4:17 PM 2,872
Bloom Season 2017 by shizen Mar 29, 2018 1:09 PM 3,789
Bloom Season 2016 by coboro Jun 1, 2016 6:44 PM 1,942
What did you do in the Iris garden today? by Paul2032 Sep 28, 2020 8:06 PM 19,294
Show Us Your Blooms - Spring 2015 - Part 1 by Moiris Nov 23, 2015 9:29 AM 2,013
Can you tell me anything about these irises? by meslgh Sep 4, 2014 9:03 PM 48

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