Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Silk Road') in the Irises Database

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Keith Keppel
Year Of Registration: 2007
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 2008
Seedling Number: 00-257H
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 40 inches (102 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid Late
Flower Form: Bubble Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: Violet
Yellow
Flower Patterns: Bicolor
Bloom Color Description: Light greenish yellow standards, pyrethrum yellow at base; violet blue falls with pale blue edge
Beard Color: Chrome yellow, light blue at end
Style Arm Color: Light greenish yellow, lavender midrib and flush
Awards: Honorable Mention: 2010
Award of Merit: 2012

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: Lydia Safan-Swiastyn X Sea Power
Child plants: 25 child plants

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Daylilies in the Landscape: A Photo TourDaylilies in the Landscape: A Photo Tour
By Newyorkrita on October 13, 2012

Daylilies can be mixed for multi-season appeal and they play great with other plants. Come view some selected photos of my daylily garden beds.

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Posted by KentPfeiffer (Southeast Nebraska - Zone 5b) on Jan 4, 2015 8:18 PM

Sibling of Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Bollywood')

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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photo by irisloverdee Jan 9, 2013 8:22 PM 2
Iris pictures to get us through in the winter... by evelyninthegarden Oct 20, 2020 2:40 PM 429
Bloom irregularity by ttkc4704 May 16, 2020 5:21 PM 27
A couple seedlings to critique by tveguy3 Apr 17, 2020 1:57 PM 151
What Keppel 3 (or more) favorites did you see on his website? by evelyninthegarden Dec 6, 2019 8:36 AM 24
2019 Seedlings by KentPfeiffer Apr 9, 2020 1:44 AM 201
A wander around Iris Sisters Farm, May 2019 by Lestv Jan 7, 2020 1:53 PM 67
TBs that make a clump quickly! by bluegrassmom Jun 17, 2019 3:11 PM 48
Bloomin time in Cheese head country! by tveguy3 Mar 1, 2020 9:50 PM 544
Choose 10 by DaisyDo Jul 20, 2020 12:16 PM 85
California Dreaming.... by evelyninthegarden Sep 30, 2020 12:16 PM 1,670
Blooms 2019 by cliftoncat Mar 11, 2020 9:12 PM 2,568
Starting Iris seeds.... by evelyninthegarden Mar 20, 2020 9:08 PM 502
Best bets for a newbie, zone 5B by Keysfins Aug 19, 2018 3:43 PM 40
Your Best Bloomers 2018 by urania1 Jun 10, 2018 9:03 PM 59
Magical Michigan 2018-Lindsay's Garden by Lbsmitty Jul 18, 2018 1:34 PM 340
Some Color comes to Wisconsin! by tveguy3 Jul 18, 2018 9:08 AM 686
Carolina Show and Tell - 2018 by Lestv Mar 17, 2019 3:34 PM 1,719
Bloom 2018 by arilbred May 23, 2018 5:34 AM 80
Blooms 2018 by cliftoncat Jan 2, 2019 4:17 PM 2,872
A Record Year by ARUBA1334 Apr 8, 2018 8:16 PM 818

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