Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Touch Up') in the Irises Database

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Schreiner
Year Of Registration: 1979
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1979
Seedling Number: G 1437-1
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 36 inches (91 cm)
Bloom Season: Early
Bloom Color Classification: Orchid
White
Flower Patterns: Plicata
Bloom Color Description: White, precise orchid pink markings
Beard Color: White, tipped pink purple

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: C 1038-B X C 1064-A

Photo courtesy of Blue J Iris. Used with permission.

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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Discussion Threads about this plant
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West Coast Bloom Season 2019 by ARUBA1334 Jan 24, 2020 2:50 PM 62
Iris pictures to get us through in the winter... by evelyninthegarden Jan 24, 2020 11:35 PM 162
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Who among you by DaisyDo Dec 12, 2019 11:01 AM 22
A couple seedlings to critique by tveguy3 Jan 6, 2020 11:15 PM 147
What Keppel 3 (or more) favorites did you see on his website? by evelyninthegarden Dec 6, 2019 8:36 AM 24
TB iris spacing in temporary beds? by cinvasko Oct 14, 2019 6:35 PM 26
Mid-America Surplus Sale by cbunny41 Sep 23, 2019 10:47 AM 105
Are you having trouble with your Brother P-Touch labelmaker? by evelyninthegarden Aug 6, 2019 9:38 AM 6
Purple irises turned white in my garden by Canuckgardener Jul 22, 2019 9:21 AM 8
What's the allure over Dusky Challenger? by lilpod13 Jul 1, 2019 8:20 PM 38
Disappearing Iris by Cinta Jun 30, 2019 6:16 PM 23
Why are my Siberian iris turning yellow? by Sweetwhysper Jun 16, 2019 6:17 AM 5
Better Late Than Never.... by LizinElizabeth Jun 23, 2019 7:10 PM 76
A wander around Iris Sisters Farm, May 2019 by Lestv Jan 7, 2020 1:53 PM 67
I got a box! 2019 by evelyninthegarden Dec 12, 2019 12:19 AM 525
What Iris should have won a Dykes and didn't? by Paul2032 May 22, 2019 11:45 AM 13
My 2019 Northern Blooms by Lbsmitty Jun 29, 2019 10:06 PM 199
Different ways to freeze pollen. by SonoveShakespeare May 26, 2019 2:00 AM 5
2019 Bloom has started - Daisy's Garden by DaisyDo Jun 7, 2019 7:29 PM 80

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