Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'De-Kay') in the Irises Database

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Lapham-Gersdorff
Year Of Registration: 1933
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1933
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Bloom Season: Mid Late

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: Kalos x Wild Rose

What's Blooming in MayWhat's Blooming in May
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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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Iris of the Day by evelyninthegarden Nov 1, 2019 12:01 PM 18
My Enchanted Garden 2019 by Dachsylady86 Oct 6, 2019 6:56 PM 444
Comparison of "Most Popular" Iris to "Most Relevant" by ShawnSteve Jul 25, 2019 6:01 AM 35
Looking for Montmartre TB by lovemyhouse Jul 27, 2019 5:13 PM 17
Question about "increases" by petruske Jun 20, 2019 8:04 PM 16
Early season at Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm by Lestv Sep 11, 2019 12:07 PM 31
Better Late Than Never.... by LizinElizabeth Jun 23, 2019 7:10 PM 76
A wander around Iris Sisters Farm, May 2019 by Lestv Sep 2, 2019 11:32 PM 60
I'm...going to take a break. by UndyingLight May 9, 2019 3:21 PM 45
Newbie planning an iris bed by julieseward1 May 12, 2019 4:18 PM 34
Bloomin time in Cheese head country! by tveguy3 Sep 7, 2019 3:36 PM 543
Choose 10 by DaisyDo Sep 10, 2019 10:42 AM 81
Should I cut back or leave them alone? by bxncbx May 31, 2019 5:34 AM 18
Nothin' Could Be Finer Than to Be In Carolina - 2019 blooms by Lestv Sep 15, 2019 11:35 AM 774
More Russian Irises-Facebook by Ivan_N_Tx Apr 12, 2019 6:15 PM 64
California Dreaming.... by evelyninthegarden Nov 18, 2019 2:19 PM 1,043
Bonnie's Bloomers a.k.a. Fellowship of the Garden by grannysgarden Oct 14, 2019 10:04 PM 1,392
Overrated/Underrated Irises by UndyingLight Jun 19, 2019 8:29 AM 66
Toxicity to canines by lilpod13 Mar 13, 2019 9:53 PM 19
What are your top ten irises from 2018? by evelyninthegarden May 5, 2019 8:28 PM 246

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