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

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Sanford Babson
Year Of Registration: 1963
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1963
Seedling Number: J72-11
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 38 inches (97 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid
Bloom Color Classification: Tan
Lavender
Bloom Color Description: Buff standards; light lavender violet falls, red brown on haft
Beard Color: Lavender, tipped bronze
Awards: Honorable Mention: 1964
Award of Merit: 1967

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: E61-3 X (Savage x Red Shadows)
Child plants: 107 child plants

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Location: Philo, CaliforniaDate: 1985
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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2018 Seedlings by ARUBA1334 Apr 14, 2019 7:12 AM 692
Visit to Salem, Oregon May 18 - 19 by AndreaD May 30, 2018 12:21 AM 16
Some Color comes to Wisconsin! by tveguy3 Jul 18, 2018 9:08 AM 686
Bonnie's Bloomers 2018 by grannysgarden Mar 22, 2019 11:45 AM 1,782
My first red seedling by TBMan Mar 16, 2018 9:08 PM 68
"Thrivers" -- 2018 by TBMan Nov 7, 2018 1:09 PM 115
Blooms 2018 by cliftoncat Jan 2, 2019 4:17 PM 2,872
Wanted: these hard to find irises by BlueFlagFan Apr 8, 2019 4:44 AM 362
where to put irises by Mayo62 Aug 1, 2017 12:03 PM 10
Top Ten picks! by bluegrassmom Dec 2, 2018 1:40 PM 36
My Bloomers are showing too! by tveguy3 Nov 1, 2017 9:30 PM 943
Bonnie's Bloomers 2017 by grannysgarden May 15, 2017 8:13 PM 978
Bloom Season 2017 by shizen Mar 29, 2018 1:09 PM 3,789
SUPER FREAK - Chimeras and other oddities by enidcandles Dec 21, 2017 1:16 PM 227
"Goners" 2016 by crowrita1 Nov 28, 2016 4:19 PM 1,310
2016 Orders by Henhouse Oct 20, 2016 4:50 AM 2,169
"Commentary" or "Cambodia" by crowrita1 Dec 9, 2015 9:10 AM 6
What did you do in the Iris garden today? by Paul2032 Apr 22, 2019 11:13 PM 16,253
Mindless chatter by Muddymitts Apr 23, 2019 3:08 AM 17,277
Blooming Today - April 16, 2012 by Betja Apr 22, 2012 9:09 PM 65

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