Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Mythology') in the Irises Database

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Thomas Johnson
Year Of Registration: 2002
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 2003
Seedling Number: R107A
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 34 inches (86 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid Late
Flower Form: Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: Lavender
Light blue
Flower Patterns: Blend
Bloom Color Description: Dark greyed violet blue standards; blended blue violet falls lightening to slate blue margin, plum brown in throat
Beard Color: Brown to brown black center to throat, dark navy end and base
Style Arm Color: Bluish orchid, midrib blue violet
Foliage: Purple Based
Fragrance: Slight
Awards: Honorable Mention: 2006
Award of Merit: 2008

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: Traitor X Black C18AA: (Honky Tonk Blues x Deep Dark Secret)
Child plants: 15 child plants


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Location: Copenhagen, Denmark, EUDate: 2017-06-05Overcast
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Location: Las Cruces, NMDate: 2017-04-29Iris Mythology
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Location: Schreiners GardensDate: 2012-05-31
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Location: Poilly-Lez-Gien France"Photo courtesy of Cayeux Iris. Used with permission."
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Posted by irisloverdee (Willamette Valley OR) on Dec 8, 2010 5:14 PM

One of the most exciting dark bearded perfect iris to continue to work with today. Some very exciting things coming out of here

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Posted by KentPfeiffer (Southeast Nebraska - Zone 5b) on Mar 23, 2012 10:40 AM

Vigorous grower and reliable bloomer. This iris is producing a lot of great progeny.

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