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

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Melba Hamblen
Year Of Registration: 1980
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1981
Seedling Number: H75-1O5G
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 32 inches (81 cm)
Bloom Season: Early
Early Mid
Mid
Mid Late
Late
Bloom Color Classification: Peach
Violet
White
Flower Patterns: Plicata
Bloom Color Description: Apricot standards; creamy white falls, dotted and stippled raspberry violet
Beard Color: Tangerine orange
Style Arm Color: Apricot crests, flushed violet at lip
Foliage: Purple Based
Awards: Honorable Mention: 1983
Award of Merit: 1986

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: 71-154D: ((Misty Dawn x Foggy Dew) x (Misty Dawn x Foggy Dew)) X Porta Villa
Child plants: 59 child plants

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Looking for an ID! by DoubleDogDare Apr 28, 2016 2:19 AM 4
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2016 Orders by Henhouse Oct 20, 2016 4:50 AM 2,169
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What did you do in the Iris garden today? by Paul2032 May 19, 2019 10:59 PM 16,611
Show Us Your Blooms - Spring 2015 - Part 1 by Moiris Nov 23, 2015 9:29 AM 2,013
Show us your Colors - Part 13 by Muddymitts Mar 7, 2015 2:30 AM 197
Show me some signs of SPRING! by tveguy3 May 3, 2015 7:41 AM 999
Show us your Colors -- Part 3 by Muddymitts Feb 18, 2015 10:01 PM 700
Show us your Colors................... by Muddymitts Feb 14, 2015 8:21 AM 1,821
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