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

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Posted by TsFlowers 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 LbsmittyAug 1, 2017 3:04 AM511
I got a box!!! - 2017 by Dachsylady86Oct 11, 2017 1:48 PM1,301
"Goners" 2017 by UndertheSunNov 17, 2017 12:27 PM823
I got a box!!! - 2016 version by LestvDec 19, 2016 3:15 PM1,664

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