Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Rio de Oro') in the Irises Database

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Give a thumbs up Tall Bearded Iris

Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Gordon Plough
Year Of Registration: 1983
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1983
Seedling Number: 77-36-7
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 34 inches (86 cm)
Bloom Season: Early Mid
Flower Form: Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: Copper/Brown
Yellow
Flower Patterns: Plicata
Bloom Color Description: Rich golden yellow, streaking on falls
Beard Color: Yellow

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: (Pencil Sketch x Sketch Me) X Anon
Child plants: 9 child plants

Photo courtesy of Blue J Iris. Used with permission.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Iris Identification by rtowerbay Nov 15, 2020 11:13 PM 9
Why are variegated bearded iris blooms purple? Are they any other colors? by SonoveShakespeare Jan 9, 2021 3:05 PM 25
Bloomed today by KatsI2 Nov 22, 2020 11:47 PM 11
Can anyone help me get started with bearded iris? by bart2018 Oct 14, 2020 9:15 PM 21
my first seedlings by Serjio Sep 10, 2020 10:28 PM 142
Your top ten irises.... by evelyninthegarden Jun 15, 2020 12:28 AM 34
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Photos from Presby 2019 by BrightonPark Apr 11, 2020 8:11 PM 11
Hello from Willinator, I have grown irises in my gardens in the past by Willinator Apr 15, 2020 1:08 PM 22
Final year of evaluation before introduction 2021 by TBManOR May 15, 2020 6:58 PM 72
Mid-America Surplus Sale by cbunny41 Sep 23, 2019 10:47 AM 105
I got a box! 2019 by evelyninthegarden Dec 12, 2019 12:19 AM 525
Hillside Happenings '19 by Snork Jun 29, 2019 2:47 PM 159
Mosaic Virus in Irises by FullyWashable Nov 27, 2019 6:04 AM 33
What are your top ten irises from 2018? by evelyninthegarden May 5, 2019 8:28 PM 246
Grab bags at Sutton or Stout? by catanache Feb 15, 2019 9:56 AM 71
2018 Irises - Purchased and gifted alike! by UndyingLight Aug 20, 2018 8:55 PM 14
2018 Elmohr Fundraising Rhizome Sale by LizinElizabeth Jul 28, 2018 6:28 AM 0
2018 ........i got a box!!!😁😍 by shizen Mar 15, 2019 3:12 PM 1,448
Do iris growers have a place for bloom count? What cultivars have the most? by bluegrassmom May 18, 2020 4:53 PM 19

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