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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Melba Hamblen
Year Of Registration: 1983
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1984
Seedling Number: H78-79E
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 36 inches (91 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid Late
Bloom Color Classification: Orchid
Pink
Flower Patterns: Bicolor
Bloom Color Description: Smoky pink standards; violet blue falls, tan thumbprint at hafts
Beard Color: Rusty orange, tipped blue
Fragrance: Slight
Spicy

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: 76-27D: ((Fashion Fling x Lilac Flare) x Sugarplum Fairy) X 76-26A: (Sugarplum Fairy x Heavenly Harmony)
Child plants: 8 child plants

Photo courtesy of Bluebird Haven Iris Garden

Carrots and Evergreens and Winter CelebrationsCarrots and Evergreens and Winter Celebrations
By Sharon on December 27, 2011

No doubt wreaths and garlands of red and green are decorating your homes this week. I've been thinking quite seriously of making a carrot wreath for my front door. After all, it's carrots that played an important role in my winter celebrations; isn't that how traditions start?

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