Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Richard Tasco
Year Of Registration: 2017
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 2017
Seedling Number: 11-BB-01-23
Classification: Border Bearded (BB)
Registered Height: 27 inches (69 cm)
Bloom Season: Early Mid
Rebloom by Zone: Known To Rebloom Zone 8: 10° to 20°
Flower Form: Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: Light blue
Bloom Color Description: Very pale light blue standards, lighter center, few thin green veins at midrib, very pale blue falls, lighter center
Beard Color: Golden orange, then wisteria blue
Style Arm Color: Very pale light blue
Fragrance: Slight
Awards: Honorable Mention: 2019
Award of Merit: 2021

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 8b
Flowers: Showy
Underground structures: Rhizome
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Ploidy: Unbalanced Tetraploid
Parentage: 07-SDB-79-17-HR: (05-SDB-31-13: (Carmel Celeste x 02-SDB-01-02: (Love Unlimited x Yearling)) x 5-SDB-03-18-HR: (Punk x 03-SDB-04-02-HR: (Mesmerizer x Hager pumila 4471TyY : (Ceremony x Hager pumila 2847WFlrPr: (BU68 x Atomic Blue))))) X Glacier Point

Common names
  • Border Bearded Iris
  • Iris

Photo Gallery
Uploaded by Cuzz4short
Uploaded by Cuzz4short
Uploaded by Dachsylady86
Uploaded by Dachsylady86
Location: Catheys Valley CA
Photo courtesy of Superstition Iris Gardens, posted with permissi
Location: My Garden
Date: 2023-05-21
Frosty Spirit BB 2017 R. Tasco
Location: Hanover PA
Date: 2019-05-03
Location: Hanover PA
Date: 2020-05-04
Location: My garden
Date: 2020-05-13
Second year bloom.
Location: My garden
Date: 2019-05-25
First year bloom. Color is faded in bright sun.
Location: Hanover PA
Date: 2020-05-03
Location: Sacramento, CA
Date: 2022-04-21

Photo courtesy of Stout Gardens
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: My garden
Date: 2022-05-12
Frosty Spirit
  • Posted by evelyninthegarden (Sierra foothills, Northern CA - Zone 8a) on May 24, 2023 12:23 PM concerning plant:
    This has turned out to be a very reliable bloomer. It has bloomed every year since I first acquired it.
Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
Frosty Spirit BB by evelyninthegarden May 21, 2023 7:08 PM 0

« Add a new plant to the database

» Search the Irises Database: by characteristics or by cultivar name

« See the general plant entry for Irises (Iris)

« Visit the Irises forum

« The Irises Database Front Page

« The Plants Database Front Page