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

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Amos Perry
Year Of Registration: 1923
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1923
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Bloom Season: Early

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

My Big Adventure in Miniature Rose HybridizingMy Big Adventure in Miniature Rose Hybridizing
February 14, 2013

I began my big adventure in miniature rose hybridizing back in the mid-1980s when I had the great fortune to meet Ralph Moore, who lived less than a hundred miles from Bakersfield in Visalia, CA. He was well known as the “father of miniature roses” and was already in his 70s at that time. When I met him it was as if I’d known him all my life. He encouraged me to jump right in and try hybridizing.

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Something's not right about this by DaisyDo Jul 27, 2019 8:12 AM 48
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My first tiny of the season! by tveguy3 May 22, 2015 9:35 PM 303
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