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

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Charles Gersdorff-Howard Watkins
Year Of Registration: 1937
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1939
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
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 9b
Flowers: Showy
Underground structures: Rhizome
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Parentage: Geo. J. Tribolet x Bruno

Thinning Versus Dividing in Bearded IrisesThinning Versus Dividing in Bearded Irises
April 16, 2013

Although irises produce glorious flowers, the plants are remarkably carefree. They do have a somewhat unusual pattern of growth in comparison with other common garden perennials, though, and this presents challenges to gardeners.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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favorite iris by irisarian Jul 1, 2019 1:14 AM 24
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Iris Changing Color - Not a myth by Maddy97 Jul 28, 2019 4:42 PM 7
Question about "increases" by petruske Jun 20, 2019 8:04 PM 16
Do you have some favorite iris photos to share? by janwax Jun 27, 2019 3:45 PM 21
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Dwarf bearded iris by JLWilliams Jun 7, 2019 6:35 AM 11
Tall Bearded Iris Identification by dutchgirl Jun 4, 2019 1:41 PM 13
I got a box! 2019 by evelyninthegarden Oct 6, 2019 5:38 PM 516
Hillside Happenings '19 by Snork Jun 29, 2019 2:47 PM 159
When do you divide? by bluegrassmom May 16, 2019 3:35 PM 13
2019 Bloom has started - Daisy's Garden by DaisyDo Jun 7, 2019 7:29 PM 80
I'm...going to take a break. by UndyingLight May 9, 2019 3:21 PM 45
Newbie planning an iris bed by julieseward1 May 12, 2019 4:18 PM 34
What Did You Lose Over Winter? by evelyninthegarden May 11, 2019 1:46 PM 26

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