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

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Joseph Ghio
Year Of Registration: 1968
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1970
Seedling Number: 65-158B
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 36 inches (91 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid Late
Flower Form: Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: Copper/Brown
Rose
Violet
Wine
Flower Patterns: Blend
Bloom Color Description: Rosy brown standards; brown, violet and red falls
Beard Color: Yellow brown

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: Denver Mint X Moon River
Child plants: 85 child plants

TB Iris Ponderosa

What's Blooming in MarchWhat's Blooming in March
March 18, 2012

It can't be long now! For those of us who garden in temperate zones of the Northern Hemisphere, spring is just around the corner. While we gardeners anxiously await that magical time of year, come join me for one final look at what's blooming indoors. You'll also discover the identity of the mystery flower for February, who identified it, and what the mystery flower for this month looks like.

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Location: Las Cruces, NMDate: 2018-05-07TB Iris Ponderosa
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Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
How many of Joseph Ghio's irises do you have? by janwax Mar 22, 2019 9:00 PM 88
My first red seedling by TBMan Mar 16, 2018 9:08 PM 68
Blooms 2018 by cliftoncat Jan 2, 2019 4:17 PM 2,872
check ID (8-30-14) by iciris Sep 10, 2014 2:03 AM 67

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