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

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Joseph Gatty by Keith Keppel
Year Of Registration: 1992
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1993
Seedling Number: T23-3A
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 36 inches (91 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid Late
Bloom Color Classification: Orchid
Bloom Color Description: Very pastel lilac pink standards shaded pale lilac; falls shaded pale cool pink on shoulders and sides, remainder white
Beard Color: Soft pinkish orange, white at end
Foliage: Purple Based
Fragrance: Pronounced
Sweet
Awards: Honorable Mention: 1995
Award of Merit: 1999

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
Fragrant
Underground structures: Rhizome
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Parentage: O-19-1: (Pretty Lady x K55-1: (Nefertiti x Playgirl)) X Presence
Child plants: 11 child plants

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Iris pictures to get us through in the winter... by evelyninthegarden Mar 15, 2020 9:47 PM 404
Better Late Than Never.... by LizinElizabeth Jun 23, 2019 7:10 PM 76
Bloomin time in Cheese head country! by tveguy3 Mar 1, 2020 9:50 PM 544
BT for Borers (Thuricide) by DaisyDo Apr 27, 2019 7:40 AM 4
Nothin' Could Be Finer Than to Be In Carolina - 2019 blooms by Lestv Jan 21, 2020 11:52 PM 789
What white Irises do you have in your garden? by evelyninthegarden Mar 13, 2019 10:52 PM 54
How about the little ones? by janwax May 22, 2019 6:51 PM 315
Blooms 2019 by cliftoncat Mar 11, 2020 9:12 PM 2,568
Sutton Introductions 2019 by lovemyhouse Jul 4, 2019 5:04 AM 213
Early Bloom season by javaMom Aug 30, 2018 1:47 PM 50
2018 iris wish list by creativeclover Oct 5, 2018 9:37 PM 20
No Shows 2018 by urania1 Aug 21, 2018 2:27 PM 37
A happy mislabeling ending by TBMan May 14, 2018 3:24 PM 13
Breezeway is open for business by grannysgarden Apr 23, 2018 3:09 PM 52
Blooms 2018 by cliftoncat Jan 2, 2019 4:17 PM 2,872
A Record Year by ARUBA1334 Apr 8, 2018 8:16 PM 818
2018 Orders by Dachsylady86 Oct 15, 2019 7:30 PM 1,402
Lindsay's Blooms by Lbsmitty Aug 1, 2017 3:04 AM 511
I got a box!!! - 2017 by Dachsylady86 Apr 27, 2018 2:59 AM 1,414
Bloom Season 2017 by shizen Mar 29, 2018 1:09 PM 3,789

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