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

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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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Location: My garden, SwedenDate: 2018
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Location: My garden, SwedenDate: 2018
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Location: Hanover PADate: 2017-05-02
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Location: MarylandDate: 2018-05-042018 bloom
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Date: 2011-05-27
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Location: West Valley City, UTNewly open.
By Zencat
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Location: From my collection. Poland.
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Location: zone 7Date: 2019-05-22
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Location: MarylandDate: 2020-04-25
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Location: My Garden in Janesville, WIDate: 2015-05-20
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Location: Yorkville, ILDate: 2020-05-26
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Location: Pleasant Grove, UtahDate: 2011-05-25
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Location: Pleasant Grove, UtahDate: 2011-05-25
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Location: Copenhagen, Denmark, EUDate: 2017-06-05Overcast
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Location: Copenhagen, Denmark, EUDate: 2017-06-05Photo taken in morning shade
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Location: From my garden. Poland.
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Location: West Valley City, UT
By Zencat
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Location: Work area.Date: 2018-09-13
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Location: Glen Rock PA
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Location: zone 7Date: 2019-05-22
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Location: Yorkville, ILDate: 2020-05-26
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Date: 2013-05-14
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Location: My Garden in Janesville, WIDate: 2015-05-20
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Location: From my garden. Poland.
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Location: From my garden. Poland.
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Location: zone 7Date: 2019-05-22
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Season 2020 by shizen Oct 20, 2020 4:16 AM 1,542
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Better Late Than Never.... by LizinElizabeth Jun 23, 2019 7:10 PM 76
Hillside Happenings '19 by Snork Jun 29, 2019 2:47 PM 159
I'm...going to take a break. by UndyingLight May 9, 2019 3:21 PM 45
What Did You Lose Over Winter? by evelyninthegarden Jun 2, 2020 12:12 AM 78
Bloomin time in Cheese head country! by tveguy3 Mar 1, 2020 9:50 PM 544
Bonnie's Bloomers a.k.a. Fellowship of the Garden by grannysgarden Oct 12, 2020 5:39 AM 2,719
Overrated/Underrated Irises by UndyingLight Jun 19, 2019 8:29 AM 66
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Happy 2019!! by TBMan Jan 2, 2019 3:33 PM 11
Sutton Introductions 2019 by lovemyhouse Jul 4, 2019 5:04 AM 213
poor form in standards becoming a trend? by DaisyDo Feb 25, 2019 11:54 AM 99
First Seen in My Colorado Garden by LizinElizabeth Aug 11, 2018 11:07 AM 41
How many varieties of iris do you grow? by TBMan Sep 10, 2020 6:59 AM 98
2018 ........i got a box!!!😁😍 by shizen Mar 15, 2019 3:12 PM 1,448

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