Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Purple People Eater') in the Irises Database

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Anna & David Cadd
Year Of Registration: 2003
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 2003
Seedling Number: 146-93-3
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 41 inches (104 cm)
Bloom Season: Very Late
Bloom Color Classification: Copper/Brown
Magenta
Wine
Flower Patterns: Blend
Bloom Color Description: Reddish purple bronze
Beard Color: Purple, upper half bronze, extending as large horn, spoon or flounce
Space Age Beard Appendages: Horns
Spoons
Flounces
Fragrance: Pronounced
Sweet
Awards: Honorable Mention: 2006

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
Fragrant
Underground structures: Rhizome
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Parentage: Thriller X Triple Whammy
Child plants: one child plant

Purple People Eater

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Location: Catheys Valley CAPhoto courtesy of Superstition Iris Gardens, posted with permissi
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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2019 Orders Already! by LizinElizabeth Apr 20, 2019 4:21 PM 782
magenta iris by DaisyDo Aug 18, 2018 7:54 PM 16
Your 2019 order wish list by creativeclover Sep 3, 2018 9:41 AM 60
2018 ........i got a box!!!😁😍 by shizen Mar 15, 2019 3:12 PM 1,448
When making new iris beds, how do you arrange them? by evelyninthegarden Jun 22, 2018 4:48 PM 21
What's your latest (in your region) TB iris to bloom? by TBMan Sep 18, 2018 12:21 AM 110
2018 Orders by Dachsylady86 Jul 17, 2018 5:56 PM 1,398
The Naming of Irises by janwax Nov 26, 2017 3:54 PM 38
Jan's Rustic Garden by janwax Apr 19, 2019 9:50 PM 1,737
I got a box!!! - 2016 version by Lestv Dec 19, 2016 3:15 PM 1,664
Looking for the longest and fattest horns on an iris by TomThumb Aug 4, 2017 10:48 PM 32
What have you ordered so far for the year by creativeclover Oct 6, 2017 5:07 AM 117
2016 Orders by Henhouse Oct 20, 2016 4:50 AM 2,169
Recognizing the Hybridizers work. by Paul2032 Mar 13, 2018 5:36 PM 718
Did you get a box? by Misawa77 Nov 23, 2015 9:30 AM 1,507
What did you do in the Iris garden today? by Paul2032 Apr 20, 2019 1:00 PM 16,214
Show us your Colors - Part 2 by Muddymitts Feb 22, 2015 10:34 AM 819
Mindless chatter by Muddymitts Apr 20, 2019 5:50 PM 17,252
Superstition 2015 introductions by Misawa77 Jul 4, 2015 12:04 PM 585

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