Intermediate Bearded Iris (Iris 'Empire') in the Irises Database

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Grace Sturtevant
Year Of Registration: introduced prior to registration system
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1918
Classification: Intermediate Bearded (IB)
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 8b
Flowers: Showy
Underground structures: Rhizome
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Parentage: Monsignor X Aurea
Child plants: 2 child plants

Discussion Threads about this plant
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2018 Orders by Dachsylady86 Oct 15, 2019 7:30 PM 1,402
I got a box!!! - 2017 by Dachsylady86 Apr 27, 2018 2:59 AM 1,414
Bloom Season 2017 by shizen Mar 29, 2018 1:09 PM 3,789
Bloom Season 2016 - Part 2 by Lestv Jan 21, 2019 9:53 PM 1,323
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