Border Bearded Iris (Iris 'Show Me') in the Irises Database

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: James Gibson
Year Of Registration: 1983
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1984
Seedling Number: 49-9A
Classification: Border Bearded (BB)
Registered Height: 26 inches (66 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid
Flower Form: Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: Orange
Purple
White
Flower Patterns: Plicata
Bloom Color Description: Yellow orange standards, flushed and veined purple; white falls, banded and stitched orange
Beard Color: Yellow orange
Awards: Honorable Mention: 1986

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 8b
Flowers: Showy
Underground structures: Rhizome
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Parentage: 22-4A: ((Co Co Mocha x 83-6B) x (Pink Ember x Smoke Rings)) X 72-4C, Golden Garnet sibling
Child plants: one child plant

There Is an Iris for Every GardenThere Is an Iris for Every Garden
May 13, 2015

Irises are the largest genus of the Iridaceae family, with as many as 300 species, many of which are thought to be natural hybrids. Iris species are primarily native to the temperate northern hemisphere, the majority from Europe and Asia. The world of Irises is expansive, with species native to some of the most extreme climates, giving us an iris for just about any landscape or garden situation.

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