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

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Tom Burseen
Year Of Registration: 1995
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1996
Seedling Number: 1-164M
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 36 inches (91 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid
Flower Form: Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: Violet
Flower Patterns: Self
Bloom Color Description: Metallic blue lilac
Beard Color: Golden orange
Fragrance: Musky
Awards: Honorable Mention: 2000

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: Where There's Smoke X 8-492A: (5-143: (Admiralty x Mandolin) x 5-120: (Pansy Royale x Lux Aeterna))
Child plants: one child plant

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shizen On August 8, 2018 Obtained plant
potted; stored in pink bed
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