Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Ruby King') in the Irises Database

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Kinish
Year Of Registration: 1955
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 32 inches (81 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid Late
Bloom Color Classification: Copper/Brown
Wine
Flower Patterns: Bicolor
Bloom Color Description: Rose beige to cinnamon pink standards; burmese ruby falls edged antique ruby

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: E. B. Williamson X Matula

Discussion Threads about this plant
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Mid-America Surplus Sale by cbunny41 Sep 23, 2019 10:47 AM 105
My 2019 Northern Blooms by Lbsmitty Jun 29, 2019 10:06 PM 199
Blooms 2019 by cliftoncat Jan 6, 2020 11:00 PM 2,564
Monty's Blue Ridge Gardens by UndyingLight Dec 27, 2019 8:24 AM 723
Mid-America Clearance Sale by Dachsylady86 Sep 29, 2018 5:05 PM 80
How many varieties of iris do you grow? by TBMan Aug 22, 2018 9:49 AM 87
2018 ........i got a box!!!😁😍 by shizen Mar 15, 2019 3:12 PM 1,448
My Enchanted Garden 2018 by Dachsylady86 Mar 28, 2019 7:04 PM 716
Carolina Show and Tell - 2018 by Lestv Mar 17, 2019 3:34 PM 1,719
Blooms 2018 by cliftoncat Jan 2, 2019 4:17 PM 2,872
What is your weather today in your iris garden? by evelyninthegarden Jan 19, 2020 5:49 AM 2,836
I'm REALLY looking forward to this one!... by janwax Nov 21, 2018 10:00 PM 1,064
Burseen cultivars at Superstition Iris Gardens by Misawa77 Dec 8, 2017 10:25 AM 22
Wanted: these hard to find irises by BlueFlagFan Aug 1, 2019 11:56 AM 391
I got a box!!! - 2017 by Dachsylady86 Apr 27, 2018 2:59 AM 1,414
Carolina Iris season 2017 - Let the blooms begin! by Lestv Feb 2, 2018 10:00 PM 1,503
"Goners" 2017 by UndertheSun Jan 12, 2018 10:49 AM 932
Bloom Season 2017 by shizen Mar 29, 2018 1:09 PM 3,789
I got a box!!! - 2016 version by Lestv Dec 19, 2016 3:15 PM 1,664
Untitled by darksome Jun 26, 2017 10:10 AM 88

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