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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I'm...going to take a break. by UndyingLight May 9, 2019 3:21 PM 45
What Did You Lose Over Winter? by evelyninthegarden May 11, 2019 1:46 PM 26
Overrated/Underrated Irises by UndyingLight May 15, 2019 1:40 PM 37
Blooms 2019 by cliftoncat May 19, 2019 2:09 PM 1,463
Happy 2019!! by TBMan Jan 2, 2019 3:33 PM 11
Sutton Introductions 2019 by lovemyhouse Mar 1, 2019 10:52 AM 207
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 Aug 22, 2018 9:49 AM 87
2018 ........i got a box!!!😁😍 by shizen Mar 15, 2019 3:12 PM 1,448
What is the best way to reduce weeds in iris patches? by petruske Jun 10, 2018 9:07 AM 14
Some Color comes to Wisconsin! by tveguy3 Jul 18, 2018 9:08 AM 686
It started in Illinois! by crowrita1 Jul 18, 2018 4:05 AM 215
Mary's Garden 2018 by urania1 Jul 18, 2018 10:26 AM 162
Carolina Show and Tell - 2018 by Lestv Mar 17, 2019 3:34 PM 1,719
Bonnie's Bloomers 2018 by grannysgarden Mar 22, 2019 11:45 AM 1,782
Salem, Oregon trip.. What not to miss?? by bluegrassmom Mar 11, 2018 10:08 PM 49
My least favorite iris by LynnDel Apr 6, 2019 12:07 PM 266
Blooms 2018 by cliftoncat Jan 2, 2019 4:17 PM 2,872
I'm REALLY looking forward to this one!... by janwax Nov 21, 2018 10:00 PM 1,064

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