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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Ferdinand Cayeux
Year Of Registration: 1925
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1925
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Bloom Season: Mid Late

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
Child plants: 56 child plants

illustration from the 1937 catalog, Robert Wayman, Bayside, New Y

The ATP Top 50 Xeriscapic PlantsThe ATP Top 50 Xeriscapic Plants
By dave on July 19, 2014

Does xeriscapic mean boring and dry looking? Absolutely not! You'll never believe what beautiful blooms are available for the non-irrigated landscape. Come in and see.

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chelle On June 14, 2015 Bloomed
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Anomalies by Gretchenlasater Dec 20, 2020 2:48 PM 22
Secrets of the Iris Growers: Hybridizing, Culture, Philosophy ... and Time by urania1 May 20, 2020 2:08 PM 48
Hanover 2019 Bloom Fest by Misawa77 May 17, 2019 5:29 PM 153
California Dreaming.... by evelyninthegarden Dec 23, 2020 10:17 PM 1,678
2018 Seedlings by ARUBA1334 May 23, 2019 11:22 PM 698
Blooms 2019 by cliftoncat Mar 11, 2020 9:12 PM 2,568
Russian irises. Olga Ryabykh by Serjio Nov 13, 2019 1:44 PM 94
2018 orders by aikenforflowers May 17, 2018 11:47 PM 32
Blooms 2018 by cliftoncat Jan 2, 2019 4:17 PM 2,872
What is your weather today in your iris garden? by evelyninthegarden May 16, 2021 6:56 AM 3,585
A Record Year by ARUBA1334 Apr 8, 2018 8:16 PM 818
Most floriferous, favorite SDBs and MDBs by William Jul 29, 2019 3:51 PM 213
Wanted: these hard to find irises by BlueFlagFan Sep 8, 2020 8:53 PM 415
Nearly identical irises... by evelyninthegarden May 26, 2018 7:46 PM 92
Jan's Rustic Garden by janwax May 16, 2021 6:26 AM 3,512
Bonnie's Bloomers 2017 by grannysgarden May 15, 2017 8:13 PM 978
"Goners" 2017 by UndertheSun Jan 12, 2018 10:49 AM 932
Bloom Season 2017 by shizen Mar 29, 2018 1:09 PM 3,789
Show Us your "Dark Top" irises by tveguy3 Dec 23, 2016 5:13 AM 87
Celebrating Tempo Two Irises! by IrisLilli Dec 19, 2016 2:44 PM 72

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