Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Sugar Blues') in the Irises Database

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Lloyd Zurbrigg
Year Of Registration: 1984
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1985
Seedling Number: R 65 Oct
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 36 inches (91 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid
Rebloom
Flower Form: Tailored
Bloom Color Classification: Blue
Flower Patterns: Self
Bloom Color Description: Wisteria blue
Beard Color: White, tangerine in throat
Fragrance: Pronounced
Sweet

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: Victoria Falls X probably Summer Holidays

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Photo gallery:
Location: Santa Cruz Mountains, CaliforniaDate: 2015-05-01
By Henhouse
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Location: Zone 6a, PennsylvaniaDate: 2016-10-12Stem and bud pattern at rebloom
By DaveinPA
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Location: Santa Cruz Mountains, CaliforniaDate: 2016-07-24
By Henhouse
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Photo courtesy of Blue J Iris. Used with permission.
By Calif_Sue
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Location: Winterberry Iris Gardens, Cross Junction, VADate: May 27, 2016Sugar Blues
By cwwilson3
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Location: Mid-Missouri, USADate: 2020-06-06
By Topdecker
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Plant Events from our members
Meredith79 On August 24, 2016 Miscellaneous Event
Planted
VAMOJO On August 21, 2015 Obtained plant
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Help with id please by daredra Jul 4, 2019 10:03 AM 14
I got a box! 2019 by evelyninthegarden Dec 12, 2019 12:19 AM 525
Help with id by daredra May 22, 2019 10:04 AM 10
Your very best blue iris? by evelyninthegarden Feb 4, 2020 9:48 PM 97
Best bets for a newbie, zone 5B by Keysfins Aug 19, 2018 3:43 PM 40
No Shows 2018 by urania1 Aug 21, 2018 2:27 PM 37
It started in Illinois! by crowrita1 Jul 18, 2018 4:05 AM 215
The "Chisholm Trail " and the "Cow Town Capers" by tveguy3 Feb 27, 2019 2:46 PM 158
"Goners" 2018 by William Oct 19, 2018 6:44 PM 590
More Fall results in Hanover by Misawa77 Oct 30, 2017 8:32 PM 55
Iris identification by mommaistas Apr 29, 2017 7:16 AM 16
Bloom Season 2017 by shizen Mar 29, 2018 1:09 PM 3,789
2017 orders by Lestv Sep 18, 2017 10:45 AM 1,756
So I've recently been bitten by the iris bug..... by Rebekah Nov 13, 2016 10:50 PM 87
Rebloomers by bluegrassmom Dec 7, 2016 11:50 AM 138
Roll call 2016 by Cuzz4short Jun 28, 2019 2:47 PM 553
Bloom Season 2016 - Part 2 by Lestv Jan 21, 2019 9:53 PM 1,323
Show us your NOID's by yadah_tyger Jun 20, 2020 6:25 PM 1,392
The Blyth bed by arilbred Aug 23, 2017 5:56 AM 46
Link the names game by coboro Feb 7, 2016 7:25 PM 45

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