Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Jesse Wills
Year Of Registration: 1943
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1943
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Bloom Color Classification: Blue
Flower Patterns: Self
Bloom Color Description: Medium blue
Awards: Honorable Mention: 1944
Award of Merit: 1946
Dykes Memorial Medal: 1947

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: Missouri X Great Lakes
Child plants: 267 child plants

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Uploaded by Iraygus
Location: Santa Cruz Mountains, California
Date: 2022-05-07
Location: Sass Memorial Garden near Ashland, NE
Date: 2010-5-17
Location: Sass Memorial Garden near Ashland, Nebraska
Date: 2010-05-21
Location: Southeast Nebraska
Date: 2014-05-24
Location: Sass Memorial Iris Garden near Ashland, NE
Date: 2015-05-21
Uploaded by MargieNY
Uploaded by MargieNY
Location: Sass Memorial Garden near Ashland, NE
Date: 2012-05-04

Photo courtesy of Bluebird Haven Iris Garden

Date: c. 1950
photo from the 1950 catalog, Milliken Gardens, Arcadia, Californi
Location: Paris, France
Date: 2016-05-17
Location: Paris, France
Date: 2016-05-17

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