Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Keith Keppel
Year Of Registration: 1987
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1988
Seedling Number: 81-188A
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 36 inches (91 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid
Bloom Color Classification: Blue
Flower Patterns: Plicata
Bloom Color Description: White standards, suffused and veined near columbine blue; white falls, 1/2" stitched near columbine blue edge
Beard Color: Orange rufous
Fragrance: Slight
Awards: Honorable Mention: 1990

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: 77-101A: ((68-17B: (Montage x April Melody) x April Melody) x Osage Buff) x ((68-39D, inv. April Melody, Irma Melrose, Tea Apron, Full Circle, Rococo x 68-40B) x Osage Buff)) X 76-73A: (Firewater x ((April Melody x 68-40B) x (Roundup x 69-30D: (66-56F: (Amigo's Guitar x (Rippling Waters x Gypsy Lullaby)) x Barcelona))))
Child plants: 24 child plants

Common names
  • Tall Bearded Iris
  • Iris

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