Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Ben Hager
Year Of Registration: 1992
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1992
Seedling Number: RE5079SmkCrBi
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 34 inches (86 cm)
Bloom Season: Early
Early Mid
Mid Late
Rebloom by Zone: Known To Rebloom Zone 5: -20° to -10°
Known To Rebloom Zone 6:-10° to 0°
Known To Rebloom Zone 7: 0°-10°
Known To Rebloom Zone 8: 10° to 20°
Bloom Color Classification: White
Flower Patterns: Debby Rairdon
Bloom Color Description: Light to medium yellow standards; white falls, edged yellow
Beard Color: Light yellow
Fragrance: Sweet
Awards: Honorable Mention: 1996
Award of Merit: 2000

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
Ploidy: Tetraploid
Parentage: Mother Earth X Bonus Mama
Child plants: 30 child plants

Common names
  • Tall Bearded Iris
  • Iris

Photo Gallery
Location: Garland, TX
Date: 2016-05-22
Location: Mexico, Missouri 
Date: 2022-05-13
Location: Garland (Dallas), TX
Date: 2016-03-19
Location: sarah p duke gardens, duke university, durham, north carolina
Date: 2024-04-19
Location:  my home garden
Date: 2017-05-19
Location: Garland (Dallas), TX
Date: 2016-03-19

credit: Renee C. Fraser
Location:  my home garden
Date: 2017-05-21
Location: Garland (Dallas), TX
Date: 2016-03-17
Location: God's Garden - Atwater CA
Date: 2017-05-06
Location: Garland, TX
Date: 2017-04-25
Growing taller than expected, and increasing like crazy.  This is
Location: Garland (Dallas), TX
Date: 2016-03-19

Date: 2021-05-19
Location: Aitken's Salmon Creek Gardens, Vancouver, Washington
Date: 2015-05-23
AIS National Convention, Portland, OR--Iris in Wonderland 2015
Location: Michigan-my garden
Date: May 27, 2017
Location: Whitesboro, TX
Image courtesy of The Shady Spot Iris. All rights reserved.
Location: Michigan-my garden
Date: 2018-06-01
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Uploaded by MileHighGardner

Date: 2012-10-24

Photo courtesy of Blue J Iris. Used with permission.
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Location: Wilhoit, AZ
Date: 2023
Location: Wilhoit, AZ
Date: 2023

Photo courtesy of Blue J Iris. Used with permission.

Photo courtesy of Longfield Gardens
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Date: 2012-10-24

Date: 2012-10-24
Location: southern KY
Date: 2018-05-08
Plant Events from our members
aspenhill On July 16, 2016 Obtained plant
FSK Iris Society - qty 2
gardenglassgems On August 27, 2022 Miscellaneous Event
Located 2 large clumps in Flower Garden Bed 6.
CHERYLAWILSON On June 29, 2020 Obtained plant
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