Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: George Sutton
Year Of Registration: 1996
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1997
Seedling Number: G-15-AR
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 37 inches (94 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid
Flower Form: Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: Light blue
Flower Patterns: Dark Top
Bloom Color Description: Hyacinth blue to wisteria blue standards; wisteria blue falls
Beard Color: Wisteria blue, orange in throat, pale blue base, ending in hyacinth to wisteria spoon
Space Age Beard Appendages: Spoons
Style Arm Color: Pale blue
Fragrance: Slight
Awards: Honorable Mention: 1999
Award of Merit: 2002

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: Dauber's Delight X Honky Tonk Blues
Child plants: 18 child plants

Common names
  • Iris
  • Tall Bearded Iris

Photo Gallery
Location: Photo by Carol Bacskai; zone 5b, Yorkville, IL
Date: 2015-05-23
Location: Photo by Carol Bacskai; zone 5b, Yorkville, IL
Date: 2023-05-24
Location: Cisco, Tx 
Date: 2020-04-05
Location: Saratoga, CA
Date: 2022-04-25
Location: Cisco, Tx 
Date: 2019-04-17
Location: Cisco, Tx 
Date: 2019-04-17
Uploaded by KentPfeiffer
Location: My property in Idaho
Date: Photo taken June 5, 2022
Location: Northern Germany
Date: 2008-05-26
Location: New Zealand
Location: Northern Germany
Date: 2002-11-06
Location: God's Garden - Atwater CA
Date: Spring 2014
Location: Whitesboro, TX
Date: 2017-05-24
Image courtesy of The Shady Spot Iris. All rights reserved.
Location: My garden in southeast Nebraska
Date: 2011-05-28
Location: In my Northern California garden
Date: 2012-04-20
Location: New Zealand
Date: 2015-10-29
Location: In my Northern California garden
Date: 2012-05-01
Location: Northern Germany
Date: 2008-05-27
Location: My garden in southeast Nebraska
Date: 2009-05-20

Photo courtesy of Williamson Farm Flowers
Location: southern KY
Date: 2018-05-10
Location: Vacaville, CA
Date: 2011-03-15
Photo courtesy of Pleasants Valley Iris Farm,
Location: Northern Germany
Date: 2014-05-26

Photo courtesy of Blue J Iris Used with permission.
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