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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Melba Hamblen
Year Of Registration: 1979
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1980
Seedling Number: H73-17L
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 32 inches (81 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid
Flower Form: Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: Pink
Flower Patterns: Reverse Bitone
Bloom Color Description: Pink, lighter area in center of falls, deeper toned hafts
Beard Color: Red orange
Awards: Honorable Mention: 1982
Award of Merit: 1984

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: Pretty Nancy X Pink Sleigh
Child plants: 10 child plants

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Mid-America Clearance Sale by Dachsylady86 Sep 29, 2018 5:05 PM 80
Bonnie's Bloomers 2018 by grannysgarden Mar 22, 2019 11:45 AM 1,782
The Naming of Irises by janwax Nov 26, 2017 3:54 PM 38
Irises 2017: Wet, Cold & Muddy by TBGDN Jul 18, 2017 10:43 AM 124
My Bloomers are showing too! by tveguy3 Nov 1, 2017 9:30 PM 943
Carolina Iris season 2017 - Let the blooms begin! by Lestv Feb 2, 2018 10:00 PM 1,503
Roll call 2016 by Cuzz4short Jun 28, 2019 2:47 PM 553
what irises do you want? by creativeclover Jul 27, 2015 10:24 AM 107
It's The Most Wonderful Time Of the Year! by Lestv Sep 21, 2015 8:23 PM 555
What did you do in the Iris garden today? by Paul2032 Apr 20, 2021 9:04 PM 19,985
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Do you have some Van Liere irises? Any on your wish list? by tveguy3 Jan 16, 2015 3:58 PM 40
What Tasco irises do you have? What did you plant this year, Wish list? by tveguy3 Dec 23, 2014 7:58 PM 78
Most Wanted - photos of your Very Favorite One by janwax Jan 7, 2015 10:19 PM 656
Mary Ann's Irises by Muddymitts Aug 11, 2014 11:17 AM 728
Bloom is busting out all over............. by Paul2032 Jul 2, 2014 2:04 PM 671

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