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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Paul Cook
Year Of Registration: 1936
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1938
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 37 inches
Bloom Season: Mid
Bloom Color Classification: Purple
Flower Patterns: Bitone
Foliage: Purple Based
Awards: Honorable Mention: 1937
Award of Merit: 1940

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: (((Innocenza x Blue Boy) x Cinnabar) x Cinnabar) X ((Innocenza xBlue Boy) x Cinnabar) x (Seminole x Cinnabar))
Child plants: 112 child plants


What's Blooming in DecemberWhat's Blooming in December
By LarryR on December 26, 2012

Writing this month's article is a special treat for me, because I get to see and talk about things actually blooming. I do that in my other articles as well, so why is this one different?. You see, our outdoor gardens, right now, are buried under five inches of snow and counting. Winds are gusting up to 55 miles per hour. Roads are impassable. Blizzard conditions. Come on in where its warm, see what's blooming, and meet our November contest winner.

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Location: Santa Cruz Mountains, CaliforniaDate: 2021-04-27
By Henhouse
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Location: Michigan-my gardenDate: May 28, 2017
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Location: Sussex, UKDate: Early June 2021love the velvety texture of the falls on Sable
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Location: Sussex, UKDate: Early June 2021love the velvety texture of the falls on Sable
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Location: Michigan-my gardenDate: 2018-05-30
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Location: Paris, FranceDate: 2016-05-17
By AndreA33
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