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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Ben Hager
Year Of Registration: 1995
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1997
Seedling Number: T5431Pk/DpLv
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 36 inches (91 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid
Flower Form: Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: Orchid
Peach
Flower Patterns: Bicolor
Bloom Color Description: Clear peach pink standards; deep lavender falls
Beard Color: Soft tangerine
Awards: Honorable Mention: 1999
Award of Merit: 2001
John C. Wister Medal: 2004

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: T4235CrPk/Lv: (Merry Madrigal x Mother Earth) X Adventuress
Child plants: 43 child plants

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Location: Philo, CaliforniaDate: 2017-06-02
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Location: TennesseeDate: 2020-05-12
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Location: Michigan-my gardenDate: June 2020
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Poem of Ecstasy
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Location: Napa Iris GardensDate: 2012-05-18
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Location: My Garden in Fort Worth, TXDate: 2018-04-21
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Location: Schreiners GardensDate: 2012-06-04
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Location: Northern GermanyDate: 2015-06-10
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Location: TexasDate: SpringPoem of Ecstacy
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Location: Napa Iris GardensDate: 2012-05-18
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Location: Napa Iris GardensDate: 2012-05-18
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Photo Courtesy of Daylilies by the Pond. Used with Permission.
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Comments:
Posted by mattsmom (WI) on Sep 29, 2011 10:02 PM

Gorgeous bloom, very good increase in my zone 4a garden.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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