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

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Keith Keppel
Year Of Registration: 1986
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1987
Seedling Number: 80-45E
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 35 inches (89 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid
Bloom Color Classification: Light blue
Flower Patterns: Self
Bloom Color Description: Chicory blue
Beard Color: Burnt orange to tomato red
Fragrance: Pronounced
Sweet
Awards: Honorable Mention: 1989
Award of Merit: 1993

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
Parentage: 78-52C: (Firewater x (((Jones 743 x (Marquesan Skies x Babbling Brook)) x ((Morning Breeze x Babbling Brook) x Jones 730-1)) x Intuition)) X 77-57A: (Vivien x (Actress x Firewater))
Child plants: 51 child plants

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