Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Elegant Era') in the Irises Database

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Chet Tompkins
Year Of Registration: 1982
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1986
Seedling Number: 79-27E
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 38 inches (97 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid
Mid Late
Late
Flower Form: Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: White
Yellow
Flower Patterns: Debby Rairdon
Bloom Color Description: Bright naples yellow standards, touch of violet on lower midrib; ivory white falls, 1/2" gold edge, yellow reverse
Beard Color: Deep amber, violet base

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: 77-40: ((Stately Mansions x Cosmopolitan) x (Pretty Please x Priceless Pearl)) X 77-81: ((Princess x Maudie Marie) x (Pretty Please x Cosmopolitan))
Child plants: 12 child plants

Photo courtesy of Blue J Iris Used with permission.

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