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

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Franklin Mead
Year Of Registration: 1929
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1929
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Bloom Season: Mid

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

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May 9, 2015

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Crazy idea? by lilpod13 Nov 13, 2019 11:23 PM 18
Protecting from cold by sallysmom Nov 4, 2019 2:40 PM 5
IRIS DARDANUS question by cwalke Nov 6, 2019 8:03 AM 3
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Pictures of your vendor boxes by janielouy Nov 10, 2019 7:00 PM 11
Not Flavescens by tveguy3 Nov 7, 2019 7:41 AM 9
Iris by sjcoelho Oct 21, 2019 6:16 AM 6
Rare Blend by evelyninthegarden Oct 30, 2019 10:23 PM 18
Iris Database by evelyninthegarden Oct 17, 2019 9:19 PM 8
Best spreadsheet.... by evelyninthegarden Oct 13, 2019 10:15 PM 17
Aussie new releases 2019 by Totally_Amazing Oct 14, 2019 12:50 AM 4
Would love to see photos of your "black" iris! by cinvasko Sep 28, 2019 10:11 AM 14
One more post with planting questions... by cinvasko Sep 19, 2019 7:51 AM 3
Am I planting them correctly? by cinvasko Sep 29, 2019 3:52 AM 30
Bloom times defined... by cinvasko Sep 7, 2019 4:59 PM 11
TB Adoree by cinvasko Sep 7, 2019 2:15 PM 13
Tall or climbing companion plants with TB iris? by cinvasko Sep 25, 2019 7:00 PM 8
TB iris spacing in temporary beds? by cinvasko Oct 14, 2019 6:35 PM 26
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Bearded Iris Bon Vivant by Cherry2019 Sep 1, 2019 9:52 AM 13

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