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

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Ferdinand Cayeux
Year Of Registration: 1925
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1925
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Bloom Season: Mid

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
Child plants: 17 child plants

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This Isn't the Color It Was Supposed To BeThis Isn't the Color It Was Supposed To Be
May 1, 2012

You buy a young potted plant at your local garden center that is not yet in bloom. The tag in the pot pictures a beautiful blue-colored flower. Much to your later dismay, the flowers aren't blue at all, but a purplish lavender. What gives?

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Choose 10 by DaisyDo Sep 10, 2019 10:42 AM 81
Overrated/Underrated Irises by UndyingLight Jun 19, 2019 8:29 AM 66
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2018 Orders by Dachsylady86 Oct 15, 2019 7:30 PM 1,402
Bloom Season 2017 by shizen Mar 29, 2018 1:09 PM 3,789
Iris behaving strangely. by SpringGreenThumb Jun 15, 2016 2:15 AM 15
Bloom Season 2016 - Part 2 by Lestv Jan 21, 2019 9:53 PM 1,323
Okay, NOW I get it... by DogsNDaylilies Jun 5, 2016 8:12 PM 47
Show us your Colors -- Part 3 by Muddymitts Feb 18, 2015 10:01 PM 700
Superstition 2015 introductions by Misawa77 Jul 4, 2015 12:04 PM 585
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Any suggestions for a ruffled all white iris? by JuliaNY Sep 13, 2012 7:58 AM 65

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