Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Poem of Ecstasy') in the Irises Database

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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: Lavender
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: 33 child plants

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Location: Philo, CaliforniaDate: 2017-06-02
By janwax
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Location: Philo, CaliforniaDate: 2017-06-02
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Poem of Ecstasy
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Location: Napa Iris GardensDate: 2012-05-18
By Calif_Sue
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Location: Northern GermanyDate: 2015-06-10
By Caruso
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Location: TexasDate: SpringPoem of Ecstacy
By okus
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Location: Napa Iris GardensDate: 2012-05-18
By Calif_Sue
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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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Location: Schreiners GardensDate: 2012-06-04
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Photo Courtesy of Daylilies by the Pond. Used with Permission.
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Location: My Garden in Fort Worth, TXDate: 2018-04-21
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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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Beaut-ee-ous! by foraygardengirl Jun 26, 2014 7:29 AM 1
Starting Iris seeds.... by evelyninthegarden Apr 1, 2019 6:39 AM 358
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Some Color comes to Wisconsin! by tveguy3 Jul 18, 2018 9:08 AM 686
Mary's Garden 2018 by urania1 Jul 18, 2018 10:26 AM 162
Confused Iris 2018 by AndreaD Feb 7, 2018 4:30 PM 17
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Bloom Season 2016 - Part 2 by Lestv Jan 21, 2019 9:53 PM 1,323
Which ones will you be culling this year? by Henhouse May 24, 2016 10:22 PM 179
Iris lost and trying to replace by Kitttty13 Jan 23, 2016 12:46 PM 12
Bloom Season 2015/2016 by ARUBA1334 May 17, 2017 9:56 PM 1,131
Honoring the ones we have! by Lestv Feb 1, 2016 4:06 PM 2,056
Did you get a box? by Misawa77 Nov 23, 2015 9:30 AM 1,507
Last blooms of the season by Muddymitts May 25, 2015 11:16 AM 6
And the winner is??? by tveguy3 Aug 21, 2015 5:35 PM 750
Show Us Your Blooms - Spring 2015 - Part 1 by Moiris Nov 23, 2015 9:29 AM 2,013
Show us your Colors - Part 7 by Muddymitts Feb 23, 2015 8:26 PM 196
Show your Colors - Part 4 by Muddymitts Feb 20, 2015 7:43 PM 247
Show us your Colors................... by Muddymitts Feb 14, 2015 8:21 AM 1,821

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