Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Irene Nelson') in the Irises Database

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Bennett Jones
Year Of Registration: 1975
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1976
Seedling Number: 68-46-1
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 34 inches (86 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid
Bloom Color Classification: Violet
White
Flower Patterns: Plicata
Bloom Color Description: Violet standards; white falls, violet border
Beard Color: Tangerine
Awards: Honorable Mention: 1977

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: ((((Frances Kent x Mary Randall) x Frost and Flame) x Beattie 59-41) x Blue Dove) X (((Frances Kent x Mary Randall) x Frost and Flame) x Blue Dove)
Child plants: 52 child plants

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