Intermediate Bearded Iris (Iris 'Man's Best Friend') in the Irises Database

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Paul Black
Year Of Registration: 2008
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 2008
Seedling Number: M143AA
Classification: Intermediate Bearded (IB)
Registered Height: 25 inches (64 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid Late
Flower Form: Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: Copper/Brown
Violet
Flower Patterns: Bicolor
Bloom Color Description: Light slate violet standards, muted brassy gold midrib, brassy gold texture veins radiating upward; medium red brown falls, darker texture veins, light butter yellow veins over hafts, 1/8" grey white band, white dart at end of beard
Beard Color: White, tipped bright yellow
Style Arm Color: Slate violet, crests edged brassy gold, lower crests veined brassy gold
Fragrance: Pronounced
Spicy
Awards: Honorable Mention: 2010
Award of Merit: 2012
Hans and Jacob Sass Medal: 2015
Ben R. Hager Cup: 2012

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: T. Johnson Q38D: (Sunshine Song x Goldkist) X Devoted

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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BIGGGGG Tip of the Hat, and Thank you, Iris Peeeples! by lovemyhouse May 10, 2017 10:59 AM 28
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Bonnie's Bloomers 2017 by grannysgarden May 15, 2017 8:13 PM 978
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2017 orders by Lestv Jul 21, 2017 12:07 PM 1,620
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Hurricane Matthew by yadah_tyger Oct 15, 2016 3:53 PM 84
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Your best performing irises for 2016 are?? by bluegrassmom Aug 25, 2016 2:04 AM 55
HIPS iris sale by DaveinPA Aug 12, 2016 9:32 AM 173
I got a box!!! - 2016 version by Lestv Dec 19, 2016 3:15 PM 1,664
Bloom Season 2016 - Part 2 by Lestv Jan 1, 2017 10:08 PM 1,322
Symptoms of 'Iris Virus" by yadah_tyger Aug 26, 2016 10:07 AM 60
It's a Dead Heat for 2016! by tveguy3 Aug 18, 2016 4:23 PM 501
Iris Showing by tveguy3 May 17, 2016 12:37 AM 63

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