Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Affaire') in the Irises Database

Common names:
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Give a thumbs up Tall Bearded Iris

Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Barry Blyth
Year Of Registration: 1992
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1993
Seedling Number: Y3-1
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 36 inches (91 cm)
Bloom Season: Early Mid
Flower Form: Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: Green
Lavender
Flower Patterns: Bicolor
Bloom Color Description: Lavender to blue grey standards; greenish mustard falls, slight tan overlay
Beard Color: Mustard yellow

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 9b
Flowers: Showy
Underground structures: Rhizome
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Parentage: ((Alpine Journey x Beachgirl) x (Beachgirl x ((Tranquil Star x Coral Strand) x (Persian Smoke x Chimbolam)))) X Behold a Lady
Child plants: 13 child plants

TB Iris Affaire

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Blooms 2018 by cliftoncat Jan 2, 2019 4:17 PM 2,872
The tall bearded iris called 'Affaire' by Firecentaurr_NZ Dec 15, 2016 5:55 AM 26
Let's Talk "Dirt" . . . by AlanJ Aug 22, 2016 6:20 AM 87
Black irises...show me yours! by enidcandles May 19, 2015 8:06 AM 42
Season of the NOid's by Henhouse Jan 15, 2016 11:33 AM 957
What Blyth Irises do you have? Which ones do you still want? by tveguy3 Jan 12, 2015 6:00 PM 384
wanda rezac's iris list by irisawe Sep 1, 2011 2:43 PM 9

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