Standard Dwarf Bearded Iris (Iris 'Dark Vader') in the Irises Database

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: R. & L. Miller
Year Of Registration: 1985
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1987
Seedling Number: 3784
Classification: Standard Dwarf Bearded (SDB)
Registered Height: 11 inches (28 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid
Bloom Color Classification: Violet
Flower Patterns: Bitone
Bloom Color Description: Dark blue violet standards; black falls
Beard Color: Blue
Awards: Honorable Mention: 1989
Award of Merit: 1991
Cook-Douglas Medal: 1993

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
Parentage: Mrs. Nate Rudolph X Abracadabra
Child plants: 41 child plants

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Rhode Island represent by Tienito May 30, 2017 8:13 AM 3
Bloom Season 2017 by shizen Mar 29, 2018 1:09 PM 3,789
2017 orders by Lestv Sep 18, 2017 10:45 AM 1,756
Show your progress by Cuzz4short Apr 13, 2017 4:34 AM 470
I got a box!!! - 2016 version by Lestv Dec 19, 2016 3:15 PM 1,664
Honoring the ones we have! by Lestv Feb 1, 2016 4:06 PM 2,056
My first tiny of the season! by tveguy3 May 22, 2015 9:35 PM 303
What did you do in the Iris garden today? by Paul2032 Apr 23, 2019 9:48 PM 16,265
Show us your Colors - Part 16 by Muddymitts Mar 7, 2015 6:22 PM 70
Show us your Colors................... by Muddymitts Feb 14, 2015 8:21 AM 1,821
Mindless chatter by Muddymitts Apr 23, 2019 9:52 PM 17,293
Damon Garden's Blooms! by DamonGardens Jul 19, 2014 7:30 AM 34
Let's get this show on the road! by tveguy3 May 25, 2014 2:08 PM 1,561
Our Favorite Dark Irises by Betja Apr 26, 2012 10:04 AM 42
Our Favorite Purples/Lavenders! by Betja Mar 1, 2012 1:15 PM 32

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