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

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Richer
Year Of Registration: 1932
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1932
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Bloom Season: Early

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

Stop and Smell the IrisStop and Smell the Iris
May 15, 2015

My ongoing love affair with the iris began when I worked for a small bank in what was once a small town. There was a separate building called the annex, where I would go to fix the staff's computers. One spring my stroll was rewarded with something magical.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Something's not right about this by DaisyDo Jul 27, 2019 8:12 AM 48
Comparison of "Most Popular" Iris to "Most Relevant" by ShawnSteve Jul 25, 2019 6:01 AM 35
Help with id please by daredra Jul 4, 2019 10:03 AM 14
I got a box! 2019 by evelyninthegarden Oct 6, 2019 5:38 PM 516
When do you divide? by bluegrassmom May 16, 2019 3:35 PM 13
Mosaic Virus in Irises by FullyWashable Nov 11, 2019 4:41 AM 31
Bloomin time in Cheese head country! by tveguy3 Sep 7, 2019 3:36 PM 543
BT for Borers (Thuricide) by DaisyDo Apr 27, 2019 7:40 AM 4
More Russian Irises-Facebook by Ivan_N_Tx Apr 12, 2019 6:15 PM 64
California Dreaming.... by evelyninthegarden Nov 12, 2019 10:38 AM 1,031
Bonnie's Bloomers a.k.a. Fellowship of the Garden by grannysgarden Oct 14, 2019 10:04 PM 1,392
How about the little ones? by janwax May 22, 2019 6:51 PM 315
Let's see your pinks by UndertheSun May 22, 2019 11:34 PM 86
rhizomes grown in different zones by Hybridizer Jan 19, 2019 11:35 AM 11
Blooms 2019 by cliftoncat Nov 13, 2019 11:48 PM 2,471
Sutton Introductions 2019 by lovemyhouse Jul 4, 2019 5:04 AM 213
Iris Identification by MomsIris Dec 20, 2018 2:20 PM 21
Active Iris Borers - Help Please! by greenappleagnes Nov 5, 2018 8:28 AM 62
Starting Iris seeds.... by evelyninthegarden Nov 13, 2019 12:35 AM 453
ID of Iris? by csandt Jun 24, 2018 3:39 AM 20

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