Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Grand Canyon Gold') in the Irises Database

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Margie Valenzuela
Year Of Registration: 2006
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 2007
Seedling Number: SHFOF 02-1
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 35 inches (89 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid Late
Flower Form: Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: Lavender
Rose
Yellow
Flower Patterns: Blend
Bloom Color Description: Yellow standards; yellow falls, lavender and rustic melon wash blending to yellow edges, yellow center stripe
Beard Color: Brassy gold, orange in throat
Style Arm Color: Yellow
Fragrance: Absent

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: 99-SH-Za: (Sapphire Hills x Pencil Sketch) X Flights of Fancy

Grand Canyon Gold, if enough rich soil will bloom 4-4-4,  2007 In

Comments:
Posted by OldGardener (So Cal - Zone 10b) on Apr 8, 2013 7:57 PM

Although listed as zones 3-9, it is flourishing in zone 10b. Also, blooms early (not ML as registered) in this zone.

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Posted by KentPfeiffer (Southeast Nebraska - Zone 5b) on Apr 11, 2013 5:43 PM

Terminal blossoms usually have 4 of all flower parts.

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Posted by Margiempv on Sep 18, 2015 4:30 PM

This is the only iris I've ever grown and introduced that has had the capability of having each and every terminal bud bloom with what I call the 4-4-4 factor. (if the soil and possibly weather conditions are right) This 4-4-4 pattern is on the whole bloom.......ALL standards and ALL falls that have these equally balanced 4 petals. Not just the standards or falls.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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