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
Ploidy: Tetraploid
Parentage: O-19-1: (Pretty Lady x K55-1: (Nefertiti x Playgirl)) X Presence
Child plants: 14 child plants

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Common names
  • Tall Bearded Iris
  • Iris

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Location: zone 6
Date: May

Date: 2021-05-31
Photo by gardenglassgems
Location: southern KY
Date: 2018-05-08

Photo courtesy of Blue J Iris Used with permission.
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