Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Donald Spoon
Year Of Registration: 1999
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 2000
Seedling Number: 90-162A
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 34 inches (86 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid Late
Flower Form: Ruffled
Bloom Color Description: Rose pink standards; rose pink falls, plum central spot and rose pink centerline, prominent white sunburst pattern around beard
Beard Color: Tangerine
Style Arm Color: Rose pink, tangerine infusions
Fragrance: Pronounced
Awards: Honorable Mention: 2003

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: Lorilee X Abigail Provides
Child plants: 4 child plants

Common names
  • Iris
  • Tall Bearded Iris

Photo Gallery
Location: My garden in Southeast Virginia, Zone 8
Date: MAY
Yosemite Sam BLOOM
Location: Lancaster, CA
Date: 2016-04-12
Photo by iciris
Location: My garden in Bakersfield, CA
Date: April 16, 2012
Location: Lancaster, CA
Date: Spring 2017
Location: Wilhoit, AZ
Date: 2023
Location: My garden in Southeast Virginia
Date: 2012-08-01
Stout Gardens-Photo of roots
Photo by Betja
Location: My garden in Southeast Virginia
Date: 2014-05-11
Location: Enid, Oklahoma
Date: 2013-05-23

Photo courtesy of Blue J Iris. Used with permission.
Photo by Betja
Location: My garden in Southeast Virginia
Date: 2014-05-11
Entire plant
Location: My garden in Bakersfield, CA
Date: April 22, 2012
Location: Catheys Valley CA
Photo courtesy of Superstition Iris Gardens, posted with permissi

Photo courtesy of Stout Gardens

Photo courtesy of Winterberry Iris Gardens

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