Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Keith Keppel
Year Of Registration: 1995
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1996
Seedling Number: 89-79Q
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 42 inches (107 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid Late
Bloom Color Classification: Black
Violet
Flower Patterns: Bicolor
Bloom Color Description: Eggplant to fluorite violet standards; blackish purple, narrow prune purple edge
Beard Color: Brick orange, violet base
Style Arm Color: Mellowglow, hortensia rib
Foliage: Purple Based
Fragrance: Slight
Sweet
Awards: Honorable Mention: 1998
Award of Merit: 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
Ploidy: Tetraploid
Parentage: Witches' Sabbath X Gallant Rogue
Child plants: 63 child plants

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  • Iris
  • Tall Bearded Iris

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Date: 2012-05-12
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