Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Always Blue') in the Irises Database

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Thomas Donahue
Year Of Registration: 1936
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1936
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Bloom Season: Mid
Bloom Color Classification: Blue

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: Stratosphere x Sensation

Discussion Threads about this plant
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Sutton's Iris Gardens open for 2021 orders by lovemyhouse Jan 17, 2021 8:56 PM 25
Iris Transplant Zone 8b Question by ratchet Oct 18, 2020 12:53 PM 15
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Plicata ID Help? by janeite06 Apr 9, 2020 7:37 PM 14
Carolina in Blooms, 2020 by Lestv Jul 10, 2020 11:08 AM 390
Your favorite iris that begin with "B" by bluegrassmom Mar 31, 2020 11:25 AM 73
West Coast Bloom Season 2019 by ARUBA1334 Mar 31, 2020 4:24 AM 290
2020 Orders by BlueFlagFan Apr 23, 2020 2:46 AM 286
Sutton's iris website is open for business by tveguy3 Jan 12, 2020 2:47 PM 10
Season 2020 by shizen Jan 3, 2021 6:48 PM 1,775
Iris pictures to get us through in the winter... by evelyninthegarden Oct 20, 2020 2:40 PM 429
Who among you by DaisyDo May 16, 2020 9:06 PM 24
A couple seedlings to critique by tveguy3 Apr 17, 2020 1:57 PM 151
2019 Seedlings by KentPfeiffer Apr 9, 2020 1:44 AM 201
Mid-America Surplus Sale by cbunny41 Sep 23, 2019 10:47 AM 105
Dwarf Iris by vlwalters Aug 1, 2019 8:03 PM 10
Purple irises turned white in my garden by Canuckgardener Jun 14, 2020 1:47 PM 17
I got a box! 2019 by evelyninthegarden Dec 12, 2019 12:19 AM 525

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