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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Schreiner
Year Of Registration: 2009
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 2009
Seedling Number: SS 497-A
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 38 inches (97 cm)
Bloom Season: Early Mid
Flower Form: Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: Wine
Flower Patterns: Self
Bloom Color Description: Red
Beard Color: Blue purple, yellow in throat
Style Arm Color: Red
Awards: Honorable Mention: 2011
Award of Merit: 2015

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: HH 1442-A: (CC 1402-1: (Burgermeister x AA 1638-A: (S 324-40: (Latin Lady x I 677-1: (Breaking Dawn x Latin Lover)) x Leading Edge)) x (((Coral Magic x Clansman) x (Color Spree x Clansman)) x (Heavenly Harmony x Sweet Musette))) X Purple Serenade
Child plants: 4 child plants

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Comments:
Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Oct 8, 2013 3:09 PM

Rio Rojo is a star in my iris garden. It increases nicely and has made a big clump. Lots of those stunning dark purple blooms. The first year I had it, I wasn't impressed, but the following year and ever since it has been stunning!

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