Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Busy Being Blue') in the Irises Database

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Don Denney by J. McWhirter
Year Of Registration: 1989
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1990
Seedling Number: D79-167
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 32 inches (81 cm)
Bloom Season: Early
Bloom Color Classification: Light blue
Flower Patterns: Self
Bloom Color Description: Light sky blue
Beard Color: White, tipped yellow
Fragrance: Slight
Awards: Honorable Mention: 1992
Award of Merit: 1996

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
Fragrant
Underground structures: Rhizome
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Parentage: Regents' Row X Winterscape
Child plants: 16 child plants

Image taken in afternoon shade

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Location: north central TexasDate: 2004-04-03
By needrain
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Photo courtesy of Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
By Calif_Sue
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Location: Weiser, IDDate: 2015 season
By Weiser
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Posted by Weiser (Weiser, ID - Zone 6b) on Dec 20, 2015 4:35 PM

This is a lovely medium blue when it first opens, but it fades quickly.

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UndyingLight On September 8, 2018 Obtained plant
Planted September 7th, 2018
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