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

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Clarence G. White
Year Of Registration: 1939
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1939
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Bloom Season: Mid
Bloom Color Classification: White
Flower Patterns: Self

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: Sweet Alibi X Jocund
Child plants: one child plant

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Growing iris in pots by bluegrassmom Aug 3, 2019 10:28 AM 6
Need Irises 1940 and older. Please help. by esofva Aug 1, 2019 8:53 PM 13
Early season at Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm by Lestv Sep 11, 2019 12:07 PM 31
I got a box! 2019 by evelyninthegarden Oct 6, 2019 5:38 PM 516
My 2019 Northern Blooms by Lbsmitty Jun 29, 2019 10:06 PM 199
Bloomin time in Cheese head country! by tveguy3 Sep 7, 2019 3:36 PM 543
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
What Historics are you growing/best growers? by UndyingLight Aug 29, 2019 8:38 PM 121
Blooms 2019 by cliftoncat Nov 20, 2019 9:31 PM 2,509
Can anyone identify the name of this ole fashioned heritage iris. by bumplbea Nov 26, 2018 4:36 PM 10
Monty's Blue Ridge Gardens by UndyingLight Nov 17, 2019 6:55 PM 709
2018 iris wish list by creativeclover Oct 5, 2018 9:37 PM 20
2018 ........i got a box!!!😁😍 by shizen Mar 15, 2019 3:12 PM 1,448
What's your latest (in your region) TB iris to bloom? by TBMan Sep 18, 2018 12:21 AM 110
Best Raspberry Colored Self .... Others TOO by jmcbackyarddigger May 17, 2018 6:12 AM 6
Yellow TB Iris by urania1 Mar 27, 2019 2:36 PM 25
Some Color comes to Wisconsin! by tveguy3 Jul 18, 2018 9:08 AM 686
Carolina Show and Tell - 2018 by Lestv Mar 17, 2019 3:34 PM 1,719
Blooms 2018 by cliftoncat Jan 2, 2019 4:17 PM 2,872

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