Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Modern Classic') in the Irises Database

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Frederick Knocke
Year Of Registration: 1975
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1975
Seedling Number: K-919
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 40 inches (102 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid
Mid Late
Late
Flower Form: Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: Violet
White
Flower Patterns: Plicata
Bloom Color Description: White, aster violet markings
Beard Color: Yellow, tipped violet
Awards: Honorable Mention: 1976
Award of Merit: 1979

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: Space Ship X Stepping Out
Child plants: 5 child plants

Clump View In Moderate Sunlight; Tall 44-46 Inches

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Location: My GardensDate: May 26, 2007Clump View In Moderate Sunlight; Tall 44-46 Inches
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Location: My GardensDate: May 2013An Irresistable Iris
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Location: My GardensDate: May 2013Always A Classic!
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Location: My GardensDate: June 1, 2014Close Up View In Overcast
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Spring 2009
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