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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Schreiner
Year Of Registration: 1971
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1971
Seedling Number: A 147-3
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 36 inches (91 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid
Bloom Color Classification: Blue
Flower Patterns: Self
Bloom Color Description: Pure blue
Beard Color: Light lemon to white
Awards: Honorable Mention: 1972
Award of Merit: 1974

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: S 640-D: (Galilee x Salem) X Parisian Blue
Child plants: 69 child plants

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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2019 Bloom has started - Daisy's Garden by DaisyDo Jun 7, 2019 7:29 PM 80
Choose 10 by DaisyDo Jul 20, 2020 12:16 PM 85
No Shows 2018 by urania1 Aug 21, 2018 2:27 PM 37
Nearly identical irises... by evelyninthegarden May 26, 2018 7:46 PM 92
Top Ten picks! by bluegrassmom Jun 13, 2019 8:51 PM 43
Bloom Season 2017 by shizen Mar 29, 2018 1:09 PM 3,789
OK guys it's Fess Up time! by tveguy3 Dec 22, 2017 2:10 PM 801
Bloom Season 2016 by coboro Jun 1, 2016 6:44 PM 1,942
2016 Orders by Henhouse Oct 20, 2016 4:50 AM 2,169
TB's are Poppin' in PA!!!! by Snork Jul 6, 2015 11:30 AM 218
Season of the NOid's by Henhouse Jan 15, 2016 11:33 AM 957
Show us your Colors................... by Muddymitts Dec 15, 2020 8:15 PM 1,828
Amazing Don, Private Eye - Case of the missing Teenybopper by tveguy3 Jul 31, 2015 10:19 AM 105
Mindless chatter by Muddymitts Feb 26, 2021 10:11 PM 19,037
Some pretty no id Irises to brighten winter days... by gemini_sage Sep 14, 2015 11:49 AM 410
Show our Schreiners! Haves and wants. by tveguy3 Aug 19, 2017 12:54 PM 160
NoID iris. by Skiekitty Jul 22, 2014 7:59 PM 31
Who wants to take a stab at some Blue NOIDs? by Henhouse Apr 21, 2014 6:34 AM 25
Which Schreiner Irises did you add this year? by tveguy3 Oct 22, 2012 8:34 PM 23
wanda rezac's list part 2 s-z by irisawe Oct 23, 2017 7:04 AM 20

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