Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Clara Rees
Year Of Registration: 1939
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1939
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Bloom Season: Early Mid
Bloom Color Classification: White
Flower Patterns: Self
Bloom Color Description: Blue white
Fragrance: Sweet
Awards: Honorable Mention: 1939
Award of Merit: 1941
Other: Board of Director's Award, 1974

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: Purissima X Thais
Child plants: 533 child plants

Common names
  • Tall Bearded Iris
  • Iris

Photo Gallery
Location: Santa Cruz Mountains, California
Date: 2022-04-19
Uploaded by pinkiris
Location: My Gardens
Date: May 24, 2014
Close Up In Moderate Sunlight
Location: My Gardens
Date: May 24, 2015
8:07 AM: Little Light
Location: My Gardens
Date: May 18, 2015
Wind West>>> Sunlight Very Light!
Location: My Gardens
Date: May 24, 2008
Legendary Historic TB

Photo 5/7/10

Snow Flurry In Bright Sun
Uploaded by MargieNY

May 21, 2009
Location: My garden
Date: 2019-06-01
First year bloom.
Uploaded by MargieNY
Uploaded by MargieNY

Date: c. 1949
illustration from the 1949 catalog, Cooley's Gardens, Silverton,
Uploaded by MargieNY

Date: 2015-02-24

Date: c. 1945
photo from the 1945 catalog, Cooley's Gardens, Silverton, Oregon
Location: Catheys Valley CA
Photo courtesy of Superstition Iris Gardens, posted with permissi
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