Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Deep Sea') in the Irises Database

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Franklin Cook
Year Of Registration: 1938
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1938
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: Missouri x Sierra Blue

Discussion Threads about this plant
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Would love to see photos of your "black" iris! by cinvasko Sep 28, 2019 10:11 AM 14
TB iris spacing in temporary beds? by cinvasko Oct 14, 2019 6:35 PM 26
Mid-America Surplus Sale by cbunny41 Sep 23, 2019 10:47 AM 105
What's the allure over Dusky Challenger? by lilpod13 Jul 1, 2019 8:20 PM 38
2019 Bloom has started - Daisy's Garden by DaisyDo Jun 7, 2019 7:29 PM 80
Bonnie's Bloomers a.k.a. Fellowship of the Garden by grannysgarden Oct 14, 2019 10:04 PM 1,392
How many of Joseph Ghio's irises do you have? by janwax Mar 22, 2019 9:00 PM 88
2018 Seedlings by ARUBA1334 May 23, 2019 11:22 PM 698
winterizing your iris beds by Hybridizer Jan 19, 2019 12:29 PM 25
Blooms 2019 by cliftoncat Nov 14, 2019 10:45 AM 2,473
Bearded Iris not blooming by kcisis1 Dec 10, 2018 4:48 AM 6
Monty's Blue Ridge Gardens by UndyingLight Nov 11, 2019 6:18 PM 707
Mid-America Clearance Sale by Dachsylady86 Sep 29, 2018 5:05 PM 80
Starting Iris seeds.... by evelyninthegarden Nov 13, 2019 12:35 AM 453
Best bets for a newbie, zone 5B by Keysfins Aug 19, 2018 3:43 PM 40
2018 ........i got a box!!!😁😍 by shizen Mar 15, 2019 3:12 PM 1,448
Is there a modern iris like Dusky Challenger? by LynNY Jun 17, 2019 8:25 AM 53
What is the best way to reduce weeds in iris patches? by petruske Jun 10, 2018 9:07 AM 14
Help with identification of a lavendar NOID by Leaf1938 May 17, 2018 6:44 AM 7
Visit to Thelma's 2018 by Cuzz4short Dec 4, 2018 8:18 PM 131

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