Standard Dwarf Bearded Iris (Iris 'Lemon Twist') in the Irises Database

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Paul Black
Year Of Registration: 2009
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 2009
Seedling Number: N325B
Classification: Standard Dwarf Bearded (SDB)
Registered Height: 15 inches (38 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid
Flower Form: Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: Cream
White
Yellow
Bloom Color Description: Light yellow standards becoming cream white at edge, greenish veins up midrib; falls white around beard blending to 3/4" medium yellow circular band becoming white at edge
Beard Color: Greyed orange in throat, greyed gold in middle, lavender at end
Style Arm Color: White, crests edged light yellow
Fragrance: Pronounced
Sweet

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
Fragrant
Underground structures: Rhizome
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Parentage: Experiment X L258B: (I260A: (E88BB: (Spin Again x C137A: (91280d: ((Apricot Elf x Pet) x ((Caesura x (Betsey Boo x (Antique Satin x Encanto))) x (Gigglepot x Oriental Blush))))) x Troubadour's Song) x J386D, Experiment sibling)
Child plants: one child plant

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Posted by KentPfeiffer (Southeast Nebraska - Zone 5b) on Mar 2, 2015 7:34 PM

My favorite yellow SDB. Love the variation in color across the petals and the blue beards. Strong grower that always blooms heavily for me.

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