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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Joseph Ghio by William Maryott
Year Of Registration: 2000
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 2000
Seedling Number: 94-45-S
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 37 inches (94 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid
Rebloom
Rebloom by Zone: Known To Rebloom Zone 8: 10° to 20°
Bloom Color Classification: Cream
Violet
White
Flower Patterns: Plicata
Bloom Color Description: Cyclamen purple standards, darker midrib, hint of white ground; deeper falls with cream striations and slight center stripe
Beard Color: White, tipped violet blue
Style Arm Color: Greyed mallow purple
Fragrance: Pronounced
Sweet
Awards: Honorable Mention: 2004

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: 92-67-I: (((85-25G: (((Handiwork x (Gay Parasol x Mystique)) x Goddess) x (Gem of Sierra x ((((Ponderosa x Honey Rae) x ((((Commentary x Claudia Rene) x Claudia Rene) x Ponderosa) x (Ponderosa x New Moon))) x Osage Buff) x (Vanity x Anon)))) X Skipalong
Child plants: 2 child plants

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Location: Cisco, Tx Date: 2021-04-07
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Hillside Happenings '19 by Snork Jun 29, 2019 2:47 PM 159
Mailing Restrictions Within CONUS for Irises? by LizinElizabeth Jul 23, 2018 12:07 AM 17
What did you do in the Iris garden today? by Paul2032 Apr 17, 2021 8:22 PM 19,963
What Ghio irises do you have, Add this year, or have on your wish list? by tveguy3 Dec 23, 2014 9:31 AM 342
Final Tallies! by tveguy3 Nov 2, 2014 8:24 PM 1,182

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