Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Flights of Fancy') in the Irises Database

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Keith Keppel
Year Of Registration: 1992
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1993
Seedling Number: 86-6A
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 36 inches (91 cm)
Bloom Season: Early
Flower Form: Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: Orchid
Flower Patterns: Luminata
Bloom Color Description: Oyster white to cream standards, flushed soft rosy orchid in center; paler oyster falls, rosy orchid wash deepening in center to gloxinia to grapejuice with conspicuous paler veining, warm white area by beard, burnous on inner hafts
Beard Color: White to cream, tipped flame
Fragrance: Slight
Awards: Honorable Mention: 1995
Award of Merit: 1998

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: (77-111Q, Gigolo sib, x 78-70A, Rosy Cloud sib) X ((Irma Melrose x Tea Apron) x ((Full Circle x Rococo) x Tea Apron)) x April Melody) x 68-39D) x ((Joy Ride x Roundup) x (April Melody x (66-35B x April Melody)) x (Mistress x 75-98B, Peccadillo sib) x 82-4
Child plants: 70 child plants


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Posted by admin on Aug 1, 2013 11:11 AM

Parentage: 82-45a: (77-111q, Gigolo Sib, x 78-70a, Rosy Cloud Sib) x 84-15a: (80-98b: (76-137c: ((68-39f: (66-35c: ((Irma Melrose x Tea Apron) x ((Full Circle x Rococo) x Tea Apron)) x April Melody) x 68-39d) x ((Joy Ride x Roundup) x (April Melody x (66-35b x April Melody)))) x (Mistress x 75-98b, Peccadillo Sib)) x 82-45a)

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