Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Hidden Surprise') in the Irises Database

Common names:
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Give a thumbs up Tall Bearded Iris

Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Jack Durrance
Year Of Registration: 1985
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1985
Seedling Number: D82-23
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 35 inches (89 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid
Bloom Color Classification: Orchid
White
Flower Patterns: Plicata
Bloom Color Description: White and orchid, dark orchid throat

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: ((By Request x Heaven's Own) x (Babbling Brook x (Poet's Dream x (Golden Ruffles x Azure Skies)))) X New Tomorrow

The "hidden surprise" is the inner blue-violet throat of the bloo

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Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
Carolina in Blooms, 2020 by Lestv Jul 10, 2020 11:08 AM 390
It's that time of year... by Polymerous Jul 3, 2019 3:12 PM 1
Iris Changing Color - Not a myth by Maddy97 Jul 28, 2019 4:42 PM 7
I got a box! 2019 by evelyninthegarden Dec 12, 2019 12:19 AM 525
2018 ........i got a box!!!😁😍 by shizen Mar 15, 2019 3:12 PM 1,448
Blooms 2018 by cliftoncat Jan 2, 2019 4:17 PM 2,872
"Goners" 2018 by William Oct 19, 2018 6:44 PM 590
Show your progress by Cuzz4short Apr 13, 2017 4:34 AM 470
Question for the hybridizers by Polymerous Feb 19, 2019 10:36 PM 404
Which Irises have you parted ways with and why? by tveguy3 Apr 17, 2017 9:40 PM 256
What did you do in the Iris garden today? by Paul2032 Oct 23, 2020 3:10 PM 19,421
Show Us Your Blooms - Spring 2015 - Part 1 by Moiris Nov 23, 2015 9:29 AM 2,013
wanda rezac's iris list by irisawe May 18, 2020 6:07 PM 17

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