Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Keith Keppel
Year Of Registration: 1985
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1986
Seedling Number: 76-70A
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 35 inches (89 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid
Bloom Color Classification: Copper/Brown
Gold
Wine
Flower Patterns: Blend
Bloom Color Description: Haematite red standards, blended ambrosia at base; horse chestnut falls, brazil brown undertone on hafts
Beard Color: Mustard to oxblood
Fragrance: Pronounced
Sweet
Awards: Honorable Mention: 1988

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
Ploidy: Tetraploid
Parentage: Spartan X 71-82A: (((((Gene Wild x Majorette) x Rococo) x 61-28A: (Taholah x 59-4B: (Progenitor x Royal Band)) x My Honeycomb)) x Happy Ending) x Ghio 67-20W)
Child plants: 12 child plants

Common names
  • Tall Bearded Iris
  • Iris

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