Intermediate Bearded Iris (Iris 'Alaska') in the Irises Database

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Robert Schreiner
Year Of Registration: 1940
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1940
Classification: Intermediate Bearded (IB)
Bloom Season: Early
Bloom Color Classification: White
Flower Patterns: Self
Fragrance: Pronounced
Spicy

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
Fragrant
Underground structures: Rhizome
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division

Japanese Irises: Dispelling the Prima Donna MythJapanese Irises: Dispelling the Prima Donna Myth
March 31, 2010

Some of my customers see the pictures of lovely Japanese irises on my website and say, "I wish I could grow some of those; they're so beautiful but so hard to grow." Are Japanese irises really that touchy? No, I don't think so.

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