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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Amos Perry
Year Of Registration: introduced prior to registration system
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1903
Classification: Miniature Dwarf Bearded (MDB)

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 8b
Flowers: Showy
Underground structures: Rhizome
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Parentage: Balkana X I. pallida subsp. cengialtii
Child plants: one child plant

What's Blooming in MayWhat's Blooming in May
By LarryR on June 4, 2012

“The flowery May, who from her green lap throws, The yellow cowslip, and the pale primrose." (John Milton) The cornucopia of color that is May in the Midwest certainly does include the cowslip and the primrose, but ever so many more interesting and beautiful varieties. Follow me into the garden and see what's blooming at Cottage-in-the-Meadow in May.

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