Intermediate Bearded Iris (Iris 'Ledo') in the Irises Database

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Charles Gersdorff
Year Of Registration: 1935
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1935
Classification: Intermediate Bearded (IB)
Bloom Season: Mid Late

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 8b
Flowers: Showy
Underground structures: Rhizome
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Parentage: Shekinah X Fritjof

Garden Tours:  Valleylynn, Lynn SmithGarden Tours: Valleylynn, Lynn Smith
November 12, 2011

Let's take a trip this week to Oregon and visit the lovely gardens created by Lynn Smith and her husband, Cliff. It's always fun to step out of our own climate to see what grows well in another, and sometimes it's even more fun to see what our climates have in common. You are going to love what you see!

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Bonnie's Bloomers a.k.a. Fellowship of the Garden by grannysgarden Oct 14, 2019 10:04 PM 1,392
Carolina Show and Tell - 2018 by Lestv Mar 17, 2019 3:34 PM 1,719
Wanted: these hard to find irises by BlueFlagFan Aug 1, 2019 11:56 AM 391
Hanover 2017 Iris Parade by Misawa77 May 9, 2017 1:55 PM 121
I got a box!!! - 2017 by Dachsylady86 Apr 27, 2018 2:59 AM 1,414
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
Need suggestion please! by Dachsylady86 Dec 2, 2016 10:08 PM 23
I got a box!!! - 2016 version by Lestv Dec 19, 2016 3:15 PM 1,664
Looking for an ID! by DoubleDogDare Apr 28, 2016 2:19 AM 4
Let's see your 2016 MTB's, Intermediates and Border Bearded! by Lestv Jul 31, 2016 6:53 PM 241
kudos to the ones with a large Number of verieties by creativeclover Apr 11, 2016 8:58 PM 33
Anyone know what this iris is? It's a tough one, a NOID. by DoubleDogDare Feb 29, 2016 12:15 PM 13
Question for the hybridizers by Polymerous Feb 19, 2019 10:36 PM 404
Seeking copyright release for your photographs - please read! by DoubleDogDare Jan 18, 2016 11:37 AM 30
2016 Orders by Henhouse Oct 20, 2016 4:50 AM 2,169
Irises you got for the name and why. by tveguy3 Sep 2, 2019 9:40 PM 226
My mom has a mystery re-bloomer! by DoubleDogDare Nov 9, 2015 7:11 PM 8
Does anyone know what this iris is? by DoubleDogDare Oct 25, 2015 5:57 PM 8
Honoring the ones we have! by Lestv Feb 1, 2016 4:06 PM 2,056

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