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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Bennett Jones
Year Of Registration: 1990
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1991
Seedling Number: 362-1
Classification: Standard Dwarf Bearded (SDB)
Registered Height: 11 inches (28 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid
Bloom Color Classification: Light blue
Flower Patterns: Bitone
Bloom Color Description: Flax blue, deeper blended fall spot
Beard Color: Flax blue
Awards: Honorable Mention: 1993
Award of Merit: 1995
Cook-Douglas Medal: 1997

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: Amphidiploid
Parentage: Sapphire Jewel X 297-1: ((Blithe Blue x ((Meadow Moss x 175) x (Gingerbread Man x Meadow Moss))) x ((Gingerbread Man x Meadow Moss) x (Meadow Moss x Kentucky Bluegrass)))
Child plants: 29 child plants

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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2020 Iris Virus Blooms by Lbsmitty Jul 20, 2020 11:56 AM 135
Bloomin time comes to Cheese Land by tveguy3 Oct 30, 2020 9:17 PM 962
My 2019 Northern Blooms by Lbsmitty Jun 29, 2019 10:06 PM 199
Bloomin time in Cheese head country! by tveguy3 Mar 1, 2020 9:50 PM 544
Bonnie's Bloomers a.k.a. Fellowship of the Garden by grannysgarden Apr 12, 2021 9:35 PM 2,896
Monty's Blue Ridge Gardens by UndyingLight Oct 10, 2020 11:10 PM 871
Magical Michigan 2018-Lindsay's Garden by Lbsmitty Jul 18, 2018 1:34 PM 340
Some Color comes to Wisconsin! by tveguy3 Jul 18, 2018 9:08 AM 686
Bonnie's Bloomers 2018 by grannysgarden Mar 22, 2019 11:45 AM 1,782
Most floriferous, favorite SDBs and MDBs by William Jul 29, 2019 3:51 PM 213
Jan's Rustic Garden by janwax Apr 11, 2021 8:51 AM 3,322
My Bloomers are showing too! by tveguy3 Nov 1, 2017 9:30 PM 943
I got a box!!! - 2017 by Dachsylady86 Apr 27, 2018 2:59 AM 1,414
2017 orders by Lestv Sep 18, 2017 10:45 AM 1,756
I got a box!!! - 2016 version by Lestv Dec 19, 2016 3:15 PM 1,664
Let's see those 2016 Dwarfs! by Lestv Aug 6, 2016 9:54 AM 443
My first tiny of the season! by tveguy3 May 22, 2015 9:35 PM 303
Show us your Colors................... by Muddymitts Dec 15, 2020 8:15 PM 1,828
Let's see your new iris beds by tveguy3 Oct 18, 2014 9:20 AM 200
What's on your iris wish list? by janwax Jul 22, 2014 4:48 PM 85

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