Intermediate Bearded Iris (Iris 'Nickel') in the Irises Database

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Paul Black
Year Of Registration: 2006
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 2006
Seedling Number: K311A
Classification: Intermediate Bearded (IB)
Registered Height: 26 inches (66 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid
Flower Form: Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: Violet
White
Yellow
Flower Patterns: Plicata
Bloom Color Description: Butter yellow standards, wide medium blue violet plicata band, darker midrib and dots and dashes through center; warm white falls, narrow blue violet plicata band, some dotting inside band, pale violet center line and dart at end of beards
Beard Color: White, tipped yellow
Style Arm Color: Medium red violet
Fragrance: Pronounced
Spicy
Awards: Honorable Mention: 2008
Award of Merit: 2010
Hans and Jacob Sass Medal: 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: H242A: (Starbaby x B302B: (85-385A: (82-2D: (Ice Chalet x Dixie Pixie) x Lavender Puff) x 88-262A: (85-319B: (Gentle Air x (B80-20: (Concord Touch x Daisy) x Soft Air)) x 86-316A: (Little Louie x 84-272B: (Cindy Mitchell x unknown)))))

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