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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Ben Hager
Year Of Registration: 1974
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1975
Seedling Number: T2597C
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 36 inches (91 cm)
Bloom Season: Early
Early Mid
Mid Late
Flower Form: Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: Pink
Flower Patterns: Self
Bloom Color Description: Pink
Beard Color: Light coral red
Awards: Honorable Mention: 1976
Award of Merit: 1978
Dykes Memorial Medal: 1982

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: Cherub Choir X Pink Taffeta
Child plants: 180 child plants


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Location: My GardensDate: May 27, 2014In Partial Shade
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Location: Frannie's Iris Garden, Elk Grove, CADate: 2015-05-28
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Location: My GardensDate: May 27, 2014In Partial Shade
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Location: My iris bed on west side Date: 2020-03-311st bloom since planted 2018. Such a soft pink.
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Spring 2009
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Location: My GardensDate: May 18, 2015Finally A Little Sunlight!
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Location: My GardensDate: May 25, 2007An Outstanding Iris From An Outstanding Hybridizer
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Location: My GardensDate: June 1, 2008Dykes Metal 1982: A Very Worthy Iris!
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Location: southeast OhioDate: 2017-05-07
By mantisOH
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Location: Michigan-my gardenDate: May 28, 2017
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Location: north central TexasDate: 2005-04-24
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Photo Courtesy of Te Sligte Gardens. Used with Permission
By Joy
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Plant Events from our members
tabbycat On April 3, 2021 Bloomed
1 stem 16", 2 flowers pretty pale pink
tabbycat On March 31, 2020 Bloomed
1st ever bloom. Pretty palest pink.
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Best Pinks by bluegrassmom Feb 13, 2021 5:41 PM 24
Cotton Candy Tall Blooming Iris by KCGardens Feb 2, 2021 6:44 PM 11
Anomalies by Gretchenlasater Dec 20, 2020 2:48 PM 22
Designer Label and Pinking of You irises by kiernanpigmailcom Oct 21, 2020 8:24 PM 3
Suggestions on TB irises that make huge clumps fast with plenty of flowers. by SonoveShakespeare Nov 6, 2020 11:10 AM 43
2020 Iris Virus Blooms by Lbsmitty Jul 20, 2020 11:56 AM 135
Final year of evaluation before introduction 2021 by TBManOR May 15, 2020 6:58 PM 72
Season 2020 by shizen Jan 3, 2021 6:48 PM 1,775
Who among you by DaisyDo May 16, 2020 9:06 PM 24
Mid-America Surplus Sale by cbunny41 Sep 23, 2019 10:47 AM 105
I got a box! 2019 by evelyninthegarden Dec 12, 2019 12:19 AM 525
Hillside Happenings '19 by Snork Jun 29, 2019 2:47 PM 159
2019 Bloom has started - Daisy's Garden by DaisyDo Jun 7, 2019 7:29 PM 80
Bonnie's Bloomers a.k.a. Fellowship of the Garden by grannysgarden May 7, 2021 7:07 AM 3,032
Let's see your pinks by UndertheSun May 22, 2019 11:34 PM 86
Blooms 2019 by cliftoncat Mar 11, 2020 9:12 PM 2,568
2019 Orders Already! by LizinElizabeth Jun 25, 2019 7:21 AM 833
Mid-America Clearance Sale by Dachsylady86 Sep 29, 2018 5:05 PM 80
AIS Awards are up by Polymerous Aug 22, 2018 11:22 PM 46
Tully Herror by DaisyDo Aug 3, 2018 1:59 PM 25

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