Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Hi Top') in the Irises Database

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Frederick Knocke
Year Of Registration: 1971
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1972
Seedling Number: K-914
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 42 inches (107 cm)
Bloom Season: Late
Bloom Color Classification: Tan
Orchid
Bloom Color Description: Tan, light lavender overlay on falls
Beard Color: Orange yellow
Awards: Honorable Mention: 1973
Franklin Cook Memorial Cup: 1972

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: K-120: (Glamorous x Denver Mint) X Taste of Honey
Child plants: 47 child plants

Photo courtesy of Bluebird Haven Iris Garden

We're Celebrating Irises This Week!We're Celebrating Irises This Week!
By dave on May 9, 2015

We open our Irises Celebration Week with a look at the top cultivars, top comments, most thumbed images, a contest, and more!

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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I have no more room in 2021. Except for these. by MamaFan Nov 26, 2020 2:51 PM 23
Why are variegated bearded iris blooms purple? Are they any other colors? by SonoveShakespeare Nov 14, 2020 12:29 AM 15
Surprise in the garden by hnybee09 Nov 10, 2020 8:11 AM 3
Robin's Seedlings 2020 by Totally_Amazing Nov 27, 2020 12:22 AM 35
What are you doing while sheltered? by janwax Nov 6, 2020 7:33 PM 34
Suggestions on TB irises that make huge clumps fast with plenty of flowers. by SonoveShakespeare Nov 6, 2020 11:10 AM 43
Can anyone help me get started with bearded iris? by bart2018 Oct 14, 2020 9:15 PM 21
Tough iris for humid areas by cwwilson3 Sep 8, 2020 8:50 PM 3
Pacificas available by JosephGhio Sep 8, 2020 9:00 PM 5
Iris 'Serene Silence' by aalgaiergmailcom Sep 9, 2020 2:06 PM 2
Iris Transplant Zone 8b Question by ratchet Oct 18, 2020 12:53 PM 15
Mid America sale by cwwilson3 Nov 25, 2020 11:59 PM 63
I got a box! :) by Grace_smith Aug 14, 2020 7:08 PM 27
Sun scorched Iris leaves? by emma1948 Aug 8, 2020 5:51 PM 2
Thanks, guys! by Amazindirt Aug 3, 2020 5:10 AM 12
my first seedlings by Serjio Sep 10, 2020 10:28 PM 142
Best fill for raised beds by djinnevada Aug 4, 2020 12:51 PM 3
It's official; I've lost my mind! by cinvasko Jul 25, 2020 10:56 AM 8
Kinda went overboard - maybe by Topdecker Jul 27, 2020 11:23 AM 44
Iris parentage by Rebekah Jul 20, 2020 2:50 PM 18

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