Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Celestial Explosion') in the Irises Database

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Richard Tasco
Year Of Registration: 2003
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 2004
Seedling Number: 96-TB-08-35
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 35 inches (89 cm)
Bloom Season: Early Mid
Flower Form: Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: Violet
White
Flower Patterns: Plicata
Bloom Color Description: Violet standards; cold white falls heavily peppered violet, darker violet rim
Beard Color: White with hairs tipped golden yellow, few violet tips at end
Style Arm Color: Violet, old gold edges
Fragrance: Sweet
Awards: Honorable Mention: 2006
Award of Merit: 2008

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
Fragrant
Underground structures: Rhizome
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Parentage: Splashacata X Colortrak
Child plants: 9 child plants

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Location: My garden, SwedenDate: 2018
By William
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Location: My garden, SwedenDate: 2018
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Location: My GardensDate: May 25, 2011
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Location: Las Cruces, NMDate: 2017-04-16Tall Bearded Iris Celestrial Explosion
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Location: My GardensDate: May 23, 2015Early Morning Sunlight
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Location: UkraineDate: 2015-05-25OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
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Location: Superstitions Garden In CaliforniaDate: 2012-04-30
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Location: My GardensDate: May 24, 2014Close Up In Moderate Sunlight
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Location: Yorkville, ILDate: 2020-05-24
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Location: Yorkville, ILDate: 2020-05-22
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Location: Catheys Valley CaliforniaPhoto courtesy of Superstition Iris Gardens, posted with permissi
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Location: Northern GermanyDate: 2015-06-05
By Caruso
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Photo courtesy of Blue J Iris Used with permission.
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Date: 2010-04-25Photo courtesy of Napa Country Iris Garden
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Location: God's Garden - Atwater CADate: March 27, 2015
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Location: God's Garden - Atwater CADate: March 29, 2015
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Location: God's Garden - Atwater CADate: March 30, 2015
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Location: Poilly-Lez-Gien France"Photo courtesy of Cayeux Iris. Used with permission."
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Location: Northern GermanyDate: 2002-11-02SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Beautiful William! by cocoajuno Dec 31, 2019 12:43 AM 4
Your favorite iris that begin with "C" by bluegrassmom Mar 23, 2020 10:19 PM 78
Season 2020 by shizen Sep 28, 2020 10:41 PM 1,477
Hanover 2019 Bloom Fest by Misawa77 May 17, 2019 5:29 PM 153
Bonnie's Bloomers a.k.a. Fellowship of the Garden by grannysgarden Sep 29, 2020 8:10 AM 2,699
Blooms 2019 by cliftoncat Mar 11, 2020 9:12 PM 2,568
2018 ........i got a box!!!😁😍 by shizen Mar 15, 2019 3:12 PM 1,448
When making new iris beds, how do you arrange them? by evelyninthegarden Jun 22, 2018 4:48 PM 21
Mary's Garden 2018 by urania1 Jul 18, 2018 10:26 AM 162
Bonnie's Bloomers 2018 by grannysgarden Mar 22, 2019 11:45 AM 1,782
Blooms 2018 by cliftoncat Jan 2, 2019 4:17 PM 2,872
Still MORE Superstition Iris Garden Pictures! by Misawa77 Jan 1, 2018 12:16 PM 145
2018 Orders by Dachsylady86 Oct 15, 2019 7:30 PM 1,402
Bloom Season 2017 by shizen Mar 29, 2018 1:09 PM 3,789
Superstition Iris Garden's 2017 Introductions by Misawa77 Aug 17, 2018 11:48 AM 104
Bloom Season 2016 - Part 2 by Lestv Jan 21, 2019 9:53 PM 1,323
Bloom Season 2016 by coboro Jun 1, 2016 6:44 PM 1,942
Blue Shimmer? by greene Nov 19, 2015 9:14 AM 21
Honoring the ones we have! by Lestv Feb 1, 2016 4:06 PM 2,056
Fangtastic is it a fantastic iris? Plz give a review by bluegrassmom Aug 15, 2015 5:59 AM 11
Superstition Iris Gardens Spring 2015 blooms! by Misawa77 Nov 13, 2015 7:09 AM 270

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