Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Cross Current') in the Irises Database

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Keith Keppel
Year Of Registration: 1994
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1995
Seedling Number: 88-33A
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 38 inches (97 cm)
Bloom Season: Early Mid
Flower Form: Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: Blue
Light blue
Flower Patterns: Neglecta
Bloom Color Description: Light blue standards; violet blue falls paling near beards to blue white
Beard Color: Blue white at end, white in midsection, yellow in throat
Style Arm Color: Clear light blue
Fragrance: Pronounced
Sweet
Awards: Honorable Mention: 1997
Award of Merit: 2000

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
Fragrant
Underground structures: Rhizome
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Parentage: God's Handiwork X Armada
Child plants: 3 child plants

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Posted by KentPfeiffer (Southeast Nebraska - Zone 5b) on Mar 22, 2012 11:40 AM

Strong grower and reliable bloomer. A great all around neglecta.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Bonnie's Bloomers 2018 by grannysgarden Mar 22, 2019 11:45 AM 1,782
What Qualities Do You Look For by Jpari Jan 24, 2018 8:25 PM 15
My least favorite iris by LynnDel May 31, 2019 3:45 AM 267
What is your weather today in your iris garden? by evelyninthegarden Jun 13, 2019 8:19 PM 2,538
I'm REALLY looking forward to this one!... by janwax Nov 21, 2018 10:00 PM 1,064
2018 Orders by Dachsylady86 Jul 17, 2018 5:56 PM 1,398
Please post your 2017 Iris Seedlings here by TsFlowers Nov 11, 2017 7:15 AM 107

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