Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Schreiner
Year Of Registration: 1973
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1974
Seedling Number: D 517-1
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 35 inches (89 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid
Flower Form: Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: Lavender
Flower Patterns: Neglecta
Bloom Color Description: Light lavender standards; pansy rose violet falls, pin edged light lavender perimeter
Beard Color: Near lavender white
Awards: Honorable Mention: 1975
Award of Merit: 1977

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: Davis Melodrama sdlg X Margarita
Child plants: 44 child plants

Common names
  • Tall Bearded Iris
  • Iris

Photo Gallery
Location: Garland (Dallas), TX
Date: 2016-04-22

Date: 2004-05-26
Photo by Muddymitts
Location: Ed Burton, NE Wisconsin
Date: 2015-06-03
Location: Western Kentucky
Date: April 2012
Photo by Misawa77
Location: southern KY
Date: 2018-05-08
Location: Little garden of Big Dreams, Dayton KY
Location: Garland (Dallas), TX
Date: 2016-04-22

Photo courtesy of Blue J Iris Used with permission.
Location: Ed Burton, NE Wisconsin
Date: 2009-06-05
Location: My garden
Date: April 2016
Location: Garland (Dallas), TX
Date: 2016-04-20
Photo by Muddymitts
Photo by Misawa77
Location: Nagai Botanical Garden.  Osaka, Japan.
Date: May
credit: KENPEI

Photo Courtesy of Te Sligte Gardens. Used with Permission
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Photo courtesy of Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Plant Events from our members
dragonfetti On May 7, 2015 Bloomed
WM pruchase: Light cream standards with dark velvet burgundy falls; probably not Gay Parasol. Will have to compare with the other one when it blooms.
dragonfetti On March 12, 2015 Plant emerged
Several fans have started.
dragonfetti On January 14, 2015 Transplanted
Planted in the glass tulip garden.
dragonfetti On January 12, 2015 Obtained plant
From WM; $2.98
dragonfetti On November 3, 2014 Seeds sown
The one from Pleasants Valley was replanted in the new Sunflower garden.
dragonfetti On October 31, 2013 Obtained plant
Guessing on the date received., Pleasants Valley Iris Farm.
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