Standard Dwarf Bearded Iris (Iris 'Easter') in the Irises Database

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Keith Keppel
Year Of Registration: 1995
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1996
Seedling Number: 91-60A
Classification: Standard Dwarf Bearded (SDB)
Registered Height: 15 inches (38 cm)
Bloom Season: Early Mid
Flower Form: Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: Lavender
Flower Patterns: Plicata
Bloom Color Description: Martius yellow reverse and 1/8" border on standards, pale lavender blue washed plicata edge, warm white center; aureolin yellow falls, 1/8" outer rim, soft lavender blue plicata border and faint centerline, white center
Beard Color: Deep chrome yellow, white base, lavender blue at end
Style Arm Color: Chrome lemon
Fragrance: Slight
Awards: Honorable Mention: 1998
Award of Merit: 2000

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: Le Flirt X Gatty W37-18: (Chubby Cheeks x S48-4: (L-1-5: (F12-1: (((Dainty Royal x Golden Fair) x Zip) x Ginger Tart) x Baja) x Muchacha))
Child plants: 16 child plants


Japanese IrisesJapanese Irises
April 14, 2013

The cultivation of Iris ensata was first noted in literature more than five hundred years ago in Japan. Native to eastern China, Siberia, Korea, and throughout Japan, they are found growing in damp areas near streams, ponds, lakes, and marshes. The selective breeding of the species that commenced in the 1800s produced the foundation of the modern Japanese iris. Colors and color patterns have been greatly enhanced over the years.

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Location: Michigan-my gardenDate: May 13, 2017
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Location: Northern GermanyDate: 2002-11-02SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA
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