Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Champagne Elegance') in the Irises Database

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: O. D. Niswonger
Year Of Registration: 1986
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1987
Seedling Number: 23-81
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 33 inches (84 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid
Rebloom by Zone: Known To Rebloom Zone 6:-10° to 0°
Flower Form: Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: Orchid
Flower Patterns: Bicolor
Bloom Color Description: Pale lavender pink standards; light buffy apricot falls
Beard Color: Amber
Awards: Honorable Mention: 1989
Award of Merit: 1991

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: Blyth H 116-1: ((Magnetic Isle x Rhythm and Blues) x Snowlight) X 7-78: (Coral Strand x Peach Spot)
Child plants: 54 child plants

Champagne Elegance

What's Blooming in MayWhat's Blooming in May
June 4, 2012

“The flowery May, who from her green lap throws, The yellow cowslip, and the pale primrose." (John Milton) The cornucopia of color that is May in the Midwest certainly does include the cowslip and the primrose, but ever so many more interesting and beautiful varieties. Follow me into the garden and see what's blooming at Cottage-in-the-Meadow in May.

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Champagne Elegance
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Location: Iowa
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Date: 2015-05-07
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Location: San Rafael, CADate: 2017-04-18
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Location: Michigan-my gardenDate: May 28, 2017Mo-town Sister in back
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Location: Franklin Park, PADate: 2017-05-14
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Location: My Garden, Arvada, ColoradoDate: MayPurchased from Iris4U in Denver
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Location: Pleasant Grove, UtahDate: 2011-06-04
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Location: My garden in zone 5/6 Indiana. Date: 5/14
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Location: San Rafael, CADate: 2017-04-19
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Photo Courtesy of Daylilies by the Pond. Used with Permission.
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Location: Belmont gardenDate: 2010-0516
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Location: Belmont gardenDate: 2010-0516
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Location: Belmont gardenDate: 2010-0520
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Location: Belmont garden, full sunDate: 2013-0527
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bisbeegirl On May 14, 2016 Bloomed
Such a nice plant! bloomed 5/20/15 Bloom 5/14/16 Many buds
VAMOJO On July 14, 2017 Obtained plant
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Better Late Than Never.... by LizinElizabeth Jun 23, 2019 7:10 PM 76
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