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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: J. T. Aitken
Year Of Registration: 1990
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1990
Seedling Number: 82M12-9
Classification: Standard Dwarf Bearded (SDB)
Registered Height: 9 inches (23 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid Late
Rebloom
Bloom Color Classification: Light blue
Yellow
Flower Patterns: Bicolor
Bloom Color Description: Pale blue white standards; medium yellow falls
Beard Color: Pale blue white
Fragrance: Slight
Awards: Honorable Mention: 1994

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
Fragrant
Underground structures: Rhizome
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Ploidy: Amphidiploid
Parentage: Windbeam X Dixie Pixie
Child plants: 13 child plants

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Stop and Smell the IrisStop and Smell the Iris
By bennysplace on May 15, 2015

My ongoing love affair with the iris began when I worked for a small bank in what was once a small town. There was a separate building called the annex, where I would go to fix the staff's computers. One spring my stroll was rewarded with something magical.

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