Standard Dwarf Bearded Iris (Iris 'Lab') in the Irises Database

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Paul Black
Year Of Registration: 2011
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 2011
Seedling Number: P194B
Classification: Standard Dwarf Bearded (SDB)
Registered Height: 13 inches (33 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid Late
Flower Form: Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: Gold
Flower Patterns: Blend
Bloom Color Description: Edges of standards light smoky violet, intermittent gilt tan rim; light smoky violet blue falls, plum veins over haft becoming a diffuse smoky medium plum spot covering 1/3 of petal, intermittent gilt gold rim
Beard Color: Tangerine in throat, violet blue tipped white in middle, violet blue at end
Style Arm Color: Medium rose, light rose midrib, light violet crests
Fragrance: Slight

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
Underground structures: Rhizome
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Parentage: N334C: (J406B: (Dancing Bunnies x D170BB, Cachet sib), x T. Johnson T275A: (Investor x Hot Jazz)) X N338A: (K271C: (Sweet Baby x Flights of Fancy) x L353A: (Baby Soft x J270B: (Honey Bunny x E137AA, Baby Soft pollen parent)))
Child plants: 2 child plants


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April 13, 2013

When you see the exciting irises that are being introduced today, it is hard to believe that their ancestors were shades of white, blue or violet. Hiding in the genes and chromosomes of those ancestral irises was the possibility of a vast spectrum of colors and patterns. These diverse beauties are now being produced by talented iris breeders who are giving us astonishing blooms in all of the colors of the rainbow.

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Posted by KentPfeiffer (Southeast Nebraska - Zone 5b) on Feb 27, 2015 9:54 PM

'Lab' has been a vigorous grower that blooms prolifically in my garden. I haven't been able to capture just how pretty the flowers are with pictures yet.

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