Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Spirit World') in the Irises Database

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Keith Keppel
Year Of Registration: 1992
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1994
Seedling Number: 86-18D
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 36 inches (91 cm)
Bloom Season: Early Mid
Flower Form: Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: Violet
White
Yellow
Flower Patterns: Luminata
Bloom Color Description: Thistle standards blending to 1/8" to 3/8" irregular marguerite yellow edge, deepening in center to english violet; coronation falls, blended to 1/8" marguerite edge, to cyclamen, paler veining, small white area
Beard Color: Golden poppy to mikado, paler tip
Fragrance: Pronounced
Sweet
Awards: Honorable Mention: 1996
Award of Merit: 1998
John C. Wister Medal: 2001

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: 84-15A: (((((((Irma Melrose x Tea Apron) x ((Full Circle x Rococo) x Tea Apron)) x April Melody) x 68-39D) x ((Joy Ride x Roundup) x (April Melody x (66-35B x April Melody)))) x (Mistress x Peccadillo sib)) x (Gigolo sib, x Rosy Cloud sib)) X 84-15B, sib
Child plants: 37 child plants

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Photo gallery:
Location: Santa Cruz Mountains, CaliforniaDate: 2015-04-21
By Henhouse
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Location: IndianaDate: MayTall bearded iris 'Spirit World'
By diggit
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Photo courtesy of Pleasants Valley Iris Farm
By Joy
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Comments:
Posted by admin on Aug 1, 2013 11:11 AM

Parentage: 84-15a: ((((68-39f: (66-35c: ((Irma Melrose x Tea Apron) x ((Full Circle x Rococo) x Tea Apron)) x April Melody) x 68-39d) x ((Joy Ride x Roundup) x (April Melody x 68-40b: (66-35b x April Melody)))) x (Mistress x 75-98b, Peccadillo Sib)) x (77-111q, Gigolo Sib, x Rosy Cloud Sib)) x 84-15b, Sib

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