Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Celeste') in the Irises Database

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Jean-Nicolas Lemon
Year Of Registration: introduced prior to registration system
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1855
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Bloom Season: Mid
Bloom Color Classification: Blue
Flower Patterns: Self

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

Photo courtesy of Bluebird Haven Iris Garden

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Iris ... pre-1900 species/cultivars by EMyers1939 Feb 3, 2019 3:44 PM 10
Poetry and Prose in the Garden by evelyninthegarden Oct 6, 2018 11:25 PM 3
Bonnie's Bloomers 2018 by grannysgarden Mar 22, 2019 11:45 AM 1,782
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
Superstition Iris Garden's 2017 Introductions by Misawa77 Aug 17, 2018 11:48 AM 104
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
"Goners" 2016 by crowrita1 Nov 28, 2016 4:19 PM 1,310
2016 Orders by Henhouse Oct 20, 2016 4:50 AM 2,169
Superstition Iris Garden's 2016 Introductions by Misawa77 Dec 6, 2016 10:10 AM 276
Rebloomers?? by bluegrassmom Jan 12, 2016 8:36 AM 498
Let's See Some Historics by Henhouse Aug 19, 2018 12:05 AM 1,911
Goners ! by crowrita1 Jun 17, 2015 3:14 PM 462
The ones that were wrong. by needrain Feb 3, 2015 11:32 PM 30
First Buys of 2015 by Lestv Mar 4, 2015 1:36 PM 587
Tasco on Tasco by Misawa77 Jun 20, 2016 4:56 PM 289
Superstition 2015 introductions by Misawa77 Jul 4, 2015 12:04 PM 585
Show us your Japanese iris pics! by bluegrassmom Jul 17, 2013 5:09 PM 166

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