Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Monty Byers
Year Of Registration: 1988
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1989
Seedling Number: D49-102
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 33 inches (84 cm)
Bloom Season: Early
Early Mid
Rebloom by Zone: Known To Rebloom Zone 5: -20° to -10°
Known To Rebloom Zone 6:-10° to 0°
Flower Form: Tailored
Bloom Color Classification: Wine
Flower Patterns: Bitone
Bloom Color Description: Deep wine red standards; near wine black falls
Beard Color: Red black
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 9b
Flowers: Showy
Underground structures: Rhizome
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Ploidy: Tetraploid
Parentage: Violet Miracle X Hell's Fire
Child plants: 4 child plants

Common names
  • Tall Bearded Iris
  • Iris

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Would love to have some of these by Crawford Apr 28, 2016 9:34 PM 1

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