Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: D. C. Nearpass, deceased, by Chesapeake & Potomac Iris Society
Year Of Registration: 2003
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 2003
Seedling Number: 97-14A
Classification: Miniature Tall Bearded (MTB)
Registered Height: 19 inches (48 cm)
Bloom Season: Early
Flower Form: Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: Wine
Flower Patterns: Variegata
Bloom Color Description: Golden yellow standards; ruby red falls
Beard Color: Golden yellow
Style Arm Color: Golden yellow

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 8b
Flowers: Showy
Underground structures: Rhizome
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Ploidy: Tetraploid
Parentage: 91-108: (Abridged Version x 83-1: (Hager 2542: ((((Seventh Heaven x unknown) x (Frenchi x Pagoda)) x ((Norah x Thisbe) x (Norah x Thisbe))) x ((Norah x Thisbe) x (Norah x Thisbe)) x (Frenchi x Pagoda)) x ((Norah x Thisbe) x (Norah x Thisbe)) x L-76-13: (Peach Paisley x April Melody))) X 94-408: (Payoff x 89-30: (My Katie x Memphis Delight))
Child plants: 3 child plants

Common names
  • Iris
  • Miniature Tall Bearded Iris

Photo Gallery
Location: Henry County, Virginia
Date: 2019-04-25
First time bloom!
Location: Henry County, Virginia
Date: 2019-04-25
It is pretty!
Location: Garland, TX
Date: 2021-04-14
Location: Garland, TX
Date: 2023-04-19
Location: Durham, NC
Date: 2017-04-15
Location: Henry County, Virginia
Date: 2019-04-25
Beautiful blooms. Used in a cross today!

Photo courtesy of Winterberry Iris Gardens
Photo by Misawa77
Location: Garland, TX
Date: 2021-04-14
Photo by avmoran

Photo courtesy of Stout Gardens
Photo by Misawa77

Photo courtesy of Rainbow Iris Farm
Plant Events from our members
piksihk On February 19, 2016 Transplanted
Dug from Laura's
UndyingLight On April 25, 2019 Bloomed
Bloomed April 25th, 2019
UndyingLight On August 16, 2018 Obtained plant
Obtained and planted on August 16th. 2 x rhizomes purchased from Winterberry Iris Gardens.
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