Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'First Choice') in the Irises Database

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Grace Sturtevant
Year Of Registration: 1936
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1936
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: Sierra Blue x Beryl

Discussion Threads about this plant
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Something's not right about this by DaisyDo Jul 27, 2019 8:12 AM 48
I got a box! 2019 by evelyninthegarden Oct 6, 2019 5:38 PM 516
Choose 10 by DaisyDo Sep 10, 2019 10:42 AM 81
Nothin' Could Be Finer Than to Be In Carolina - 2019 blooms by Lestv Sep 15, 2019 11:35 AM 774
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
Overrated/Underrated Irises by UndyingLight Jun 19, 2019 8:29 AM 66
How about the little ones? by janwax May 22, 2019 6:51 PM 315
What are your top ten irises from 2018? by evelyninthegarden May 5, 2019 8:28 PM 246
2018 Seedlings by ARUBA1334 May 23, 2019 11:22 PM 698
Blooms 2019 by cliftoncat Nov 14, 2019 10:45 AM 2,473
Starting Iris seeds.... by evelyninthegarden Nov 13, 2019 12:35 AM 453
How many varieties of iris do you grow? by TBMan Aug 22, 2018 9:49 AM 87
2018 ........i got a box!!!😁😍 by shizen Mar 15, 2019 3:12 PM 1,448
Some realizations about awards by LynNY Jun 30, 2018 5:38 PM 45
The best laid plans.... by lilpod13 Apr 18, 2018 11:38 AM 21
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 12, 2019 10:34 AM 2,701
A Record Year by ARUBA1334 Apr 8, 2018 8:16 PM 818

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