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

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: William Mohr-Sydney B. Mitchell
Year Of Registration: 1927
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1927
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Flower Patterns: Variegata

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: Alcazar x Esplendido
Child plants: 3 child plants

Thinning Versus Dividing in Bearded IrisesThinning Versus Dividing in Bearded Irises
April 16, 2013

Although irises produce glorious flowers, the plants are remarkably carefree. They do have a somewhat unusual pattern of growth in comparison with other common garden perennials, though, and this presents challenges to gardeners.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Rare Blend by evelyninthegarden Oct 30, 2019 10:23 PM 18
I have a beautiful Iris, but I can't remember what the name is. Does anyone know by dragonlace Sep 15, 2019 9:52 PM 10
Iris pods question by steve_m Aug 8, 2019 11:21 PM 6
ID on a Australian Iris by PaulaHocking Aug 3, 2019 5:33 AM 2
Iris of the Day by evelyninthegarden Nov 1, 2019 12:01 PM 18
My Enchanted Garden 2019 by Dachsylady86 Oct 6, 2019 6:56 PM 444
Something's not right about this by DaisyDo Jul 27, 2019 8:12 AM 48
Need Irises 1940 and older. Please help. by esofva Aug 1, 2019 8:53 PM 13
Irises not blooming by ssilvern Aug 2, 2019 3:18 PM 7
Disappearing Iris by Cinta Jun 30, 2019 6:16 PM 23
Japanese irises 2019 by Tienito Jul 9, 2019 11:20 PM 31
ID on a Australian Iris by PaulaHocking Jun 12, 2019 1:45 AM 1
I got a box! 2019 by evelyninthegarden Oct 6, 2019 5:38 PM 516
Hillside Happenings '19 by Snork Jun 29, 2019 2:47 PM 159
My 2019 Northern Blooms by Lbsmitty Jun 29, 2019 10:06 PM 199
Hybridizers and Their Iris by urania1 May 25, 2019 7:42 PM 25
2019 Bloom has started - Daisy's Garden by DaisyDo Jun 7, 2019 7:29 PM 80
Newbie planning an iris bed by julieseward1 May 12, 2019 4:18 PM 34
Monty Byers - What a run he had. How many Byers irises do you have? by UndyingLight May 15, 2019 6:52 AM 16
TBs that make a clump quickly! by bluegrassmom Jun 17, 2019 3:11 PM 48

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