Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Dawn Sky') in the Irises Database

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Keith Keppel
Year Of Registration: 1991
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1992
Seedling Number: 86-25A
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 30 inches (76 cm)
Bloom Season: Early
Flower Form: Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: Orchid
Cream
Violet
Flower Patterns: Plicata
Bloom Color Description: Lavender pink standards; creamy pink to ivory falls, 3/8" hyssop violet margin
Beard Color: Flamingo, tipped candy pink

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
Parentage: Parentage too lengthy for this data field. See comments section for more.
Child plants: 15 child plants

Photo courtesy of Blue J Iris Used with permission.

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Comments:
Posted by KentPfeiffer (Southeast Nebraska - Zone 5b) on May 2, 2013 7:16 PM

'Dawn Sky' has an involved parentage. It is listed in its entirety below:

81-259J: (77-101A: (((Roundup sib x April Melody) x Osage Buff) x ((68-39D: (((Irma Melrose x Tea Apron) x ((Full Circle x Rococo) x Tea Apron)) x April Melody) x 68-40B, sib) x Osage Buff)) x 77-71A: ((Pink Taffeta x (Roundup sib x April Melody)) x Pink Confetti)) X 79-47A: (Goddess x 77-137F: (Mistress sib x ((Joy Ride x Roundup) x (April Melody x 68-40B))))

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