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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Joseph Ghio
Year Of Registration: 1984
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1985
Seedling Number: 80-441
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 34 inches (86 cm)
Bloom Season: Early Mid
Flower Form: Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: Orchid
Bloom Color Description: Pink orchid standards; light pink falls, deeper at hafts
Beard Color: Tangerine
Awards: Honorable Mention: 1987
Award of Merit: 1989

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
Ploidy: Tetraploid
Parentage: 78-133N: (Magnifique x 7-234B: (73-17W: (Blocher 223: (Sorcerer's Apprentice x Sea of Stars) x 71-147P: ((((Commentary x Claudia Rene) x Claudia Rene) x Ponderosa) x (Ponderosa x New Moon))) x Joyce Terry)) X Beverly Sills
Child plants: 7 child plants

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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How many of Joseph Ghio's irises do you have? by janwax Mar 22, 2019 9:00 PM 88
My first red seedling by TBMan Mar 16, 2018 9:08 PM 68
California Bloom Season 2017 by AndreaD Jul 11, 2017 2:15 PM 97
"Goners" 2017 by UndertheSun Jan 12, 2018 10:49 AM 932
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
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
What did you do in the Iris garden today? by Paul2032 Jan 19, 2022 9:26 PM 21,639
Show us your Colors - Part 2 by Muddymitts Feb 22, 2015 10:34 AM 819
What Ghio irises do you have, Add this year, or have on your wish list? by tveguy3 Dec 23, 2014 9:31 AM 342
wanda rezac's iris list by irisawe May 18, 2020 6:07 PM 17

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