Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: George Sutton
Year Of Registration: 1997
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1998
Seedling Number: H-86
Classification: Intermediate Bearded (IB)
Registered Height: 25 inches (64 cm)
Bloom Season: Very Early
Flower Form: Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: White
Flower Patterns: Debby Rairdon
Bloom Color Description: Bright yellow standards; white falls, light yellow hafts and 1/2" edge
Beard Color: Violet at end, spanish orange in throat, all hairs tipped cream, violet blue horn
Space Age Beard Appendages: Horns
Style Arm Color: Bright 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 8b
Flowers: Showy
Underground structures: Rhizome
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Ploidy: Unbalanced Tetraploid
Parentage: Aaron's Dagger X Chanted
Child plants: one child plant

Common names
  • Intermediate Bearded Iris
  • Iris

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Location: Garland, TX
Date: 2020-03-26
Location: Garland (Dallas), TX
Date: 2016-03-26
Location: Home garden
Date: 2015-03-26
Location: Garland (Dallas), TX
Date: 2016-03-26
Location: Richlands, NC
Date: 2022-04-14
Location: Iowa
Date: 2019-05-20
Location: Lincoln NE zone 5
Date: 2017-05-07
First TB to bloom in 2017.
Location: Garland (Dallas), TX
Date: 2016-03-23
Location: Iowa
Date: 2024-05-08

Photo courtesy of Sutton's Iris Gardens
Location: Home garden
Date: 2015-03-20
Location: Home garden
Date: 2015-03-26
Location: Pfister Garden, Lincoln, Nebraska
Date: 2011-05-12
Location: Sussex, UK
Date: late May 2020
Location: Pfister display beds on the UN-L campus in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Date: 2013-05-23
Location: Pfister Garden, Lincoln, Nebraska
Date: 2011-05-12

Photo courtesy of Blue J Iris Used with permission.

Photo courtesy of Williamson Farm Flowers

Photo courtesy of Rainbow Iris Farm
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