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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Mary Dunderman
Year Of Registration: 1979
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1980
Seedling Number: Z-729
Classification: Miniature Tall Bearded (MTB)
Registered Height: 19 inches (48 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid
Bloom Color Classification: Yellow
Flower Patterns: Self
Bloom Color Description: Medium yellow
Beard Color: Yellow
Foliage: Purple Based
Awards: Honorable Mention: 1982
Other: Williamson-White Award: 1984

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: Diploid
Parentage: X-199 yellow plicata: (V-145 x (Jana White x Zingara)) X Q-88 yellow selfellow self
Child plants: 11 child plants

Photo courtesy of Bluebird Haven Iris Garden

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Hybridizing Lingo by irisarian Jan 19, 2018 3:39 PM 86

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