Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'I Spy') in the Irises Database

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Lloyd Zurbrigg
Year Of Registration: 1970
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1971
Seedling Number: 65-26A-20
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 36 inches (91 cm)
Bloom Season: Early Mid
Rebloom
Bloom Color Classification: Copper/Brown
Wine
Flower Patterns: Blend
Bloom Color Description: Blended brown and violet standards, showing some veining; blended dark red falls, white veining at hafts
Beard Color: Yellow orange

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: Northern Spy X Double Majesty

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Celebrating Winter Interest!Celebrating Winter Interest!
February 14, 2015

Pine cones, seed heads, winter bloomers, colorful red berries, and much more! Let's kick off Winter Interest Week with a look at the most popular plants in our database that give some kind of interest to our gardens in the winter. We also introduce a new gallery option in our database for winter interest, with bonus acorns this week!

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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2019 Seedlings by KentPfeiffer Jan 16, 2020 1:55 PM 162
Tall or climbing companion plants with TB iris? by cinvasko Sep 25, 2019 7:00 PM 8
Iris Blooms-Deep in the Heart of Texas & More by Smyers817 Jul 26, 2019 9:48 PM 74
White Flower Border by evelyninthegarden May 28, 2019 9:37 PM 39
2018 ........i got a box!!!😁😍 by shizen Mar 15, 2019 3:12 PM 1,448
2018 orders by aikenforflowers May 17, 2018 11:47 PM 32
Advice for Spring Clean-Up by janielouy Feb 17, 2018 11:48 AM 15
Blooms 2018 by cliftoncat Jan 2, 2019 4:17 PM 2,872
What is your weather today in your iris garden? by evelyninthegarden Jan 23, 2020 5:03 PM 2,840
Merian Gardens in Basel (Bâle) Switzerland by sunnyvalley Apr 5, 2018 12:20 PM 236
2018 Orders by Dachsylady86 Oct 15, 2019 7:30 PM 1,402
Wildfire near Superstition Gardens by AndreaD Jul 25, 2017 12:29 PM 35
My Enchanted Garden by Dachsylady86 Jan 30, 2018 5:14 PM 959
I got a box!!! - 2017 by Dachsylady86 Apr 27, 2018 2:59 AM 1,414
Bloom Season 2017 by shizen Mar 29, 2018 1:09 PM 3,789
Let's see your ruffles! by tveguy3 Jan 17, 2017 6:40 AM 169
Iris of the day by gemini_sage Aug 14, 2019 4:31 AM 1,488
2017 orders by Lestv Sep 18, 2017 10:45 AM 1,756
Symptoms of 'Iris Virus" by yadah_tyger Aug 26, 2016 10:07 AM 60
Night shots by UndertheSun Apr 28, 2016 12:21 PM 47

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