Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Moon River') in the Irises Database

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Sexton
Year Of Registration: 1962
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1963
Seedling Number: 58-64
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 36 inches (91 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid
Bloom Color Classification: Gold
Flower Patterns: Self
Bloom Color Description: Antique gold
Awards: Honorable Mention: 1964
Award of Merit: 1966

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: Mixed Emotions X Limelight
Child plants: 39 child plants

Discussion Threads about this plant
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Starting Iris seeds.... by evelyninthegarden Apr 1, 2019 6:39 AM 358
Nod to "Fancy Tales" George Shoop.. Searching for Tall Bearded Iris "Art Design" by SuzPics May 1, 2018 12:15 PM 9
THRIVE-ers by caitlinsgarden Jun 25, 2018 3:19 PM 44
Song Title Irises by Garden10 May 19, 2017 9:22 PM 33
I got a box!!! - 2017 by Dachsylady86 Apr 27, 2018 2:59 AM 1,414
Bloom Season 2016 by coboro Jun 1, 2016 6:44 PM 1,942
Mindless chatter by Muddymitts May 19, 2019 6:18 PM 17,373
Show our Schreiners! Haves and wants. by tveguy3 Aug 19, 2017 12:54 PM 160
My First TB by tveguy3 Jun 27, 2012 4:34 AM 204
Our Favorite Purples/Lavenders! by Betja Mar 1, 2012 1:15 PM 32
wanda rezac's list part 2 s-z by irisawe Oct 23, 2017 7:04 AM 20
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