Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Haunted Heart') in the Irises Database

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Keith Keppel
Year Of Registration: 2009
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 2010
Seedling Number: 04-133C
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 36 inches (91 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid
Flower Form: Bubble Ruffled
Laced
Bloom Color Classification: Silver/Grey
Flower Patterns: Blend
Bloom Color Description: Pale pinkish grey white standards; pinkish lavender grey white falls heavily overlaid heliotrope grey to lobelia violet, fine lining and texture veining
Beard Color: Light shrimp pink, light blue at end
Style Arm Color: Pale pinkish grey-white, lavender lip
Awards: Honorable Mention: 2012
Award of Merit: 2014
John C. Wister Medal: 2016
Dykes Memorial Medal: 2018

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 N48-X: (Royal Sterling x Keppel 99-42Y: (Last Laugh x 95-49B: (Electrique x Romantic Evening))) X Blyth N213: (Hello It's Me x Reckless in Denim)
Child plants: 60 child plants

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By dave on May 9, 2015

We open our Irises Celebration Week with a look at the top cultivars, top comments, most thumbed images, a contest, and more!

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Posted by KentPfeiffer (Southeast Nebraska - Zone 5b) on Mar 22, 2012 9:56 PM

One of the most beautiful irises I've ever seen. Never thought I would say that about an iris that is basically grey.

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Posted by avmoran (Pylesville, MD Zone 6B) on May 21, 2011 9:05 PM

First Bloom, 1st Year and it won first place. Had I planted it in the ground and it had the bloom size, it might have won queen. Love it.

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Posted by KentPfeiffer (Southeast Nebraska - Zone 5b) on Jan 25, 2015 12:58 PM

Sibling to Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Ghost Writer')

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