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

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Bertrand Farr
Year Of Registration: 1922
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1922
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
Child plants: one child plant

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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My 2019 Northern Blooms by Lbsmitty Jun 29, 2019 10:06 PM 199
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
Steep bank - Can I use Irises as an easy-care ground cover under trees? by Valerie1234 May 1, 2019 3:56 PM 21
California Dreaming.... by evelyninthegarden Nov 18, 2019 2:19 PM 1,043
Blooms 2019 by cliftoncat Nov 17, 2019 9:44 AM 2,487
Starting Iris seeds.... by evelyninthegarden Nov 16, 2019 2:57 AM 454
Carolina Show and Tell - 2018 by Lestv Mar 17, 2019 3:34 PM 1,719
Bonnie's Bloomers 2018 by grannysgarden Mar 22, 2019 11:45 AM 1,782
"Thrivers" -- 2018 by TBMan Nov 7, 2018 1:09 PM 115
A Record Year by ARUBA1334 Apr 8, 2018 8:16 PM 818
some seedlings of mine by TBMan Sep 13, 2017 7:39 PM 36
I got a box!!! - 2017 by Dachsylady86 Apr 27, 2018 2:59 AM 1,414
Celebrating Tempo Two Irises! by IrisLilli Dec 19, 2016 2:44 PM 72
2017 orders by Lestv Sep 18, 2017 10:45 AM 1,756
Superstition 2017 offerings and other noteable STUFF! by Misawa77 Oct 27, 2016 7:41 PM 81
Starting Japanese iris seeds - Help! by Lestv Apr 4, 2017 9:28 AM 27
Rebloomers by bluegrassmom Dec 7, 2016 11:50 AM 138
What Permanent Labeling Is Best For Irises? by TBGDN Jul 22, 2019 8:51 PM 117
Bind weed by LynnG Sep 30, 2016 9:41 AM 9

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