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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Tom Magee
Year Of Registration: 1987
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1990
Seedling Number: 8248
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 30 inches (71 cm)
Bloom Season: Early
Flower Form: Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: Light blue
Flower Patterns: Plicata
Bloom Color Description: Pale blue standards; ivory falls, light violet plicata pattern on edge
Beard Color: Henna
Foliage: Purple Based
Awards: Honorable Mention: 1992
Award of Merit: 1994
John C. Wister Medal: 1997

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
Ploidy: Tetraploid
Parentage: 8038A: (((Cook 2754 x Claudia Rene) x Orchid Brocade) x A. Johnson 70220B: (After All x Moon River)) X Capricious
Child plants: 58 child plants


Photo gallery:
Location: IN MY GARDEN (920 m in the northern alps)Date: 2016-06-18
By Hajue
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By Misawa77
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Location: IN MY GARDEN (920 m in the northern alps)Date: 15.06.2016
By Hajue
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Location: Cisco, Tx Date: 2021-04-21
By Ivan_N_Tx
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Location: Twisp
By lauribob
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Location: Santa Cruz Mountains, CaliforniaDate: 2018-05-08Acoma (McGee 1960)
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Location: IN MY GARDEN (920 m in the northern alps)Date: 15.06.2016
By Hajue
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Location: Poilly-Lez-Gien France"Photo courtesy of Cayeux Iris. Used with permission."
By Misawa77
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Location: SW Row 3-11Date: 4-3-16This iris gets more shade, still a lovely combination of color
By cocoajuno
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Location: IN MY GARDEN (920 m in the northern alps)Date: 2018-05-23
By Hajue
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Photo Courtesy of Te Sligte Gardens. Used with Permission
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Photo courtesy of Blue J Iris Used with permission.
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Photo courtesy of Williamson Farm Flowers
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Location: Keller, Texas ,USADate: SpringAcoma in Texas
By okus
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Location: Northern GermanyDate: 2002-11-04SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA
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Plant Events from our members
chelle On September 29, 2015 Transplanted
Center of raised bed in old veggie patch.
Barbalee On September 25, 2016 Obtained plant
from Dan. In back brick bed
Hajue On May 23, 2018 Bloomed
Hajue On June 10, 2016 Bloomed
Erstblüte. 2017 keine. Umgepflanzt 04.07.2017.
Hajue On July 21, 2015 Transplanted
Erstpflanzung; Cadeau
UndyingLight On April 29, 2019 Bloomed
Bloomed April 29th, 2019
UndyingLight On August 25, 2018 Obtained plant
Planted August 24th, 2018
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Help. Can anyone name these? by Raven Jun 21, 2020 10:18 PM 13
Iris pictures to get us through in the winter... by evelyninthegarden Oct 20, 2020 2:40 PM 429
Tall Bearded Iris Identification by dutchgirl Jun 4, 2019 1:41 PM 13
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2018 ........i got a box!!!😁😍 by shizen Mar 15, 2019 3:12 PM 1,448
My Enchanted Garden 2018 by Dachsylady86 Mar 28, 2019 7:04 PM 716
Any guesses? by Kabby Mar 29, 2018 12:10 AM 12
This NOID is driving me nuts by LynnDel Jul 5, 2017 12:25 PM 9
THRIVE-ers by caitlinsgarden Jun 25, 2018 3:19 PM 44
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Visit to Thelma's Iris Garden by Cuzz4short Jul 18, 2016 7:02 PM 161
Jen's Bluegrass Blooms 2016 by Boxergirl Jun 10, 2016 8:31 AM 212
Show us your NOID's by yadah_tyger Jun 7, 2021 10:23 AM 1,583
Let's see your odd blooms by UndertheSun Mar 7, 2016 7:53 AM 78
Bloom Season 2016 by coboro Jun 1, 2016 6:44 PM 1,942
Which Irises have you parted ways with and why? by tveguy3 Apr 17, 2017 9:40 PM 256

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