Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Melodrama') in the Irises Database

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Paul Cook
Year Of Registration: 1956
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1956
Seedling Number: 11152
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 38 inches (97 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid
Bloom Color Classification: Violet
Flower Patterns: Bitone
Bloom Color Description: Pallid violet standards, paler in upper part; mauve to manganese violet falls
Beard Color: Near violet
Awards: Honorable Mention: 1956
Award of Merit: 1958

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: Dreamcastle X P. Cook 6050: (P. Cook Blue seedling x P. Cook 6748)
Child plants: 231 child plants

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