Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Awesome Alex') in the Irises Database

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Tom Burseen
Year Of Registration: 2003
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 2004
Seedling Number: A-912A
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 36 inches (91 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid Late
Flower Form: Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: Cream
Silver/Grey
Violet
Flower Patterns: Blend
Bloom Color Description: Pearl white standards; cream falls, violet wash to creamy sand edge
Beard Color: Bronze orange, large fuzzy purple horn
Space Age Beard Appendages: Horns
Style Arm Color: White, lavender wash
Awards: Honorable Mention: 2007
Award of Merit: 2009

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: 98-583: (95-11: (Holy Cow x Thornbird) x 94-55: (90-118: ((Creamy French x ((Curtain Call x Galen) x Lady Friend)) x Vinipink) x Pagan Pink)) X 98-331: (95-196: (Monty's Sweet Blue x FP-2C: (Momentum x Sky Hooks)) x 96-164: (Spirit World x Zaggeran))
Child plants: 6 child plants

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Posted by admin on Aug 1, 2013 11:11 AM

Parentage: 98-583: (95-11: (Holy Cow x Thornbird) x 94-55: (90-118: ((Creamy French x ((Curtain Call x Galen) x Lady Friend)) x Vinipink) x Pagan Pink)) x 98-331: (95-196: (Monty's Sweet Blue x Christopherson Fp-2c: (Momentum x Sky Hooks)) x 96-164: (Spirit World x Zaggeran))

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I'm REALLY looking forward to this one!... by janwax Mar 3, 2018 12:24 PM 1,033
2018 Orders by Dachsylady86 Jul 17, 2018 5:56 PM 1,398
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NOID's 2017 by Henhouse Apr 27, 2017 7:52 AM 4
Best Beards! by bluegrassmom Dec 21, 2017 10:50 PM 70
I got a box!!! - 2017 by Dachsylady86 Apr 27, 2018 2:59 AM 1,414

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