Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Bernard Schreiner
Year Of Registration: 1953
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1953
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 40 inches (102 cm)
Bloom Season: Early
Bloom Color Classification: Light blue
Flower Patterns: Self
Bloom Color Description: Light silvery blue
Awards: Honorable Mention: 1954
Award of Merit: 1956
Dykes Memorial Medal: 1958

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
Ploidy: Tetraploid
Parentage: Snow Flurry X Chivalry
Child plants: 61 child plants

Common names
  • Tall Bearded Iris
  • Iris

Photo Gallery
Location: Santa Cruz Mountains, California
Date: 2017-04-10
Location: Santa Cruz Mountains, California
Date: 2017-04-10
Location: Home
Date: 2016-05-13
Location: Botanical Garden Meise (Belgium)
Date: 2017-07-22
Location: Durham, NC
Date: 2020-04-22
Before it is fully relaxed.
Location: Nationale Plantentuin Meise (Brussels)
Date: 2018-05-16
Location: Finksburg, MD. My garden
Date: 2023-05-16
Location: Southeast Nebraska
Date: 2014-05-24
Location: Foothills of the Sierras, California
Date: 2023-05-27
Close up of beard, haft, and style arms

Image from 1958 Eden Road Iris catalog.
Location: Home
Date: 2014-05-25
Location: Meise botanical garden
Date: 2022-05-17
Location: Sass Memorial Garden near Ashland, NE
Date: 2010-05-13
Location: Sass Memorial Garden near Ashland, NE
Date: 2012-05-04
Location: Botanical Garden, Faculty of Scence, Zagreb, Croatia
Date: 2021-05-22
Iris BE 'Blue Sapphire' (observe the long falls, comp. to standar

Image courtesy of Iris City Gardens
Location: Southeast Nebraska
Date: 2014-05-24

Photo courtesy of Bluebird Haven Iris Garden

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