Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Hilo Surf') in the Irises Database

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: John Durrance
Year Of Registration: 1990
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1990
Seedling Number: D83-19
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 36 inches (91 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid Late
Bloom Color Classification: White
Flower Patterns: Self
Bloom Color Description: White
Beard Color: White, yellow in throat
Awards: Honorable Mention: 1994

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
Parentage: Prince of Peace X Ice Sculpture

Not quite fully open, this was taken about 9 a.m. in my garden.

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Location: Tehachapi, CADate: May 2013Not quite fully open, this was taken about 9 a.m. in my garden.
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Location: Tehachapi, CADate: June, 2005Taken in my garden about 7 a.m. Full morning sun.
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