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

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Meyer
Year Of Registration: 1939
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1939
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

Discussion Threads about this plant
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My 2019 Northern Blooms by Lbsmitty Jun 29, 2019 10:06 PM 199
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
Looking for Historics by JLKelley Jan 27, 2019 11:19 AM 14
Blooms 2019 by cliftoncat Nov 20, 2019 9:31 PM 2,509
2018 ........i got a box!!!😁😍 by shizen Mar 15, 2019 3:12 PM 1,448
Visit to Thelma's 2018 by Cuzz4short Dec 4, 2018 8:18 PM 131
Carolina Show and Tell - 2018 by Lestv Mar 17, 2019 3:34 PM 1,719
My least favorite iris by LynnDel May 31, 2019 3:45 AM 267
Blooms 2018 by cliftoncat Jan 2, 2019 4:17 PM 2,872
What is your weather today in your iris garden? by evelyninthegarden Nov 20, 2019 10:56 PM 2,724
A Record Year by ARUBA1334 Apr 8, 2018 8:16 PM 818
Merian Gardens in Basel (Bâle) Switzerland by sunnyvalley Apr 5, 2018 12:20 PM 236
2018 Orders by Dachsylady86 Oct 15, 2019 7:30 PM 1,402
Nearly identical irises... by evelyninthegarden May 26, 2018 7:46 PM 92
California Bloom Season 2017 by AndreaD Jul 11, 2017 2:15 PM 97
Carolina Iris season 2017 - Let the blooms begin! by Lestv Feb 2, 2018 10:00 PM 1,503
Bloom Season 2017 by shizen Mar 29, 2018 1:09 PM 3,789
2017 orders by Lestv Sep 18, 2017 10:45 AM 1,756
Show your progress by Cuzz4short Apr 13, 2017 4:34 AM 470

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