Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Billowy Violet') in the Irises Database

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Teresa Daly
Year Of Registration: 2016
Seedling Number: 019
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 36 inches (91 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid
Bloom Color Classification: Violet
Yellow
Flower Patterns: Bicolor
Bloom Color Description: Pale goldenrod standards, light purple center flush, violet purple veining; violet purple falls, white area around beards
Beard Color: Gold
Style Arm Color: Yellow
Fragrance: Pronounced

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 9b
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Underground structures: Rhizome
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Parentage: Kevin's Theme X Jurassic Park

Photo May Look Better than actual Iris does - Maiden Bloom

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Location: My Garden - Delphi, IndianaPhoto May Look Better than actual Iris does - Maiden Bloom
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Location: My Garden - Delphi, Indianaits sib is slightly seen in the background
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Location: Michigan-my gardenDate: May 30, 2017
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Location: New Lots - Delphi, IndianaDate: 2016-05-17
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Location: New Lots - Delphi, IndianaBloom just opening
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Comments:
Posted by TsFlowers (Indiana - Zone 5b) on Nov 8, 2017 8:52 AM

After seeing another posted photo of this Iris, I'm disappointed. I probably wouldn't purchase the Iris myself.
However, my recommendation is to grow this particular Iris in **low fertility dry soil** (like close to a tree line). That's where the seedling started, and that's where I think it will perform the best. Its maiden blooms look much better than later blooms after being moved. But it suffered in its first location for several years before I finally got it moved. It looks okay at the new lot, where soil is/was fresh and more fertile, but not as good as maiden blooms.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Lindsay's Blooms by Lbsmitty Aug 1, 2017 3:04 AM 511
I got a box!!! - 2017 by Dachsylady86 Apr 27, 2018 2:59 AM 1,414
"Goners" 2017 by UndertheSun Jan 12, 2018 10:49 AM 932
I got a box!!! - 2016 version by Lestv Dec 19, 2016 3:15 PM 1,664

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