Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Little Smoky') in the Irises Database

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Edward Essig
Year Of Registration: 1933
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1933
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
Parentage: (Alcazar x Souv. de Mme. Gaudichau) X (Uncle Remus x Dominion)

Discussion Threads about this plant
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