Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Open Arms') in the Irises Database

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Monty Byers
Year Of Registration: 1988
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1989
Seedling Number: D144-1
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 36 inches (91 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid
Flower Form: Ruffled
Laced
Bloom Color Classification: Peach
Bloom Color Description: Creamy peach pink standards; pale creamy yellow falls to pale creamy flesh pink in center with deeper peach pink hafts and blended borders
Beard Color: Red orange, peach horns, spoons or flounces
Space Age Beard Appendages: Horns
Spoons
Flounces

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: Moonlit X Blowtorch
Child plants: 23 child plants

Photo courtesy of Blue J Iris. Used with permission.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Mid-May at Mid-America by Lestv Jan 14, 2020 8:20 AM 211
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Iris Gene Bank by Greyduck Mar 29, 2019 2:11 PM 8
California Dreaming.... by evelyninthegarden Dec 20, 2019 10:05 PM 1,061
Bonnie's Bloomers a.k.a. Fellowship of the Garden by grannysgarden Oct 14, 2019 10:04 PM 1,392
2018 Seedlings by ARUBA1334 May 23, 2019 11:22 PM 698
Magical Michigan 2018-Lindsay's Garden by Lbsmitty Jul 18, 2018 1:34 PM 340
My Enchanted Garden 2018 by Dachsylady86 Mar 28, 2019 7:04 PM 716
Iris - what should I do different - if anything ? Help, I'm new ! by Ecscuba Apr 8, 2018 9:35 AM 11
What is your weather today in your iris garden? by evelyninthegarden Jan 19, 2020 3:49 PM 2,837
A Record Year by ARUBA1334 Apr 8, 2018 8:16 PM 818
Nearly identical irises... by evelyninthegarden May 26, 2018 7:46 PM 92
Jan's Rustic Garden by janwax Jan 23, 2020 1:00 PM 2,183
Carolina Iris season 2017 - Let the blooms begin! by Lestv Feb 2, 2018 10:00 PM 1,503
Bloom Season 2017 by shizen Mar 29, 2018 1:09 PM 3,789
2017 orders by Lestv Sep 18, 2017 10:45 AM 1,756
Show us your NOID's by yadah_tyger Nov 8, 2018 6:58 AM 1,288
Let's see those 2016 Dwarfs! by Lestv Aug 6, 2016 9:54 AM 443
Bloom Season 2016 by coboro Jun 1, 2016 6:44 PM 1,942
2016 Orders by Henhouse Oct 20, 2016 4:50 AM 2,169

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