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

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Willis Fryer
Year Of Registration: 1927
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1927
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

Celebrating Winter Interest!Celebrating Winter Interest!
February 14, 2015

Pine cones, seed heads, winter bloomers, colorful red berries, and much more! Let's kick off Winter Interest Week with a look at the most popular plants in our database that give some kind of interest to our gardens in the winter. We also introduce a new gallery option in our database for winter interest, with bonus acorns this week!

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2018 ........i got a box!!!😁😍 by shizen Mar 15, 2019 3:12 PM 1,448
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Hurricane Matthew by yadah_tyger Oct 15, 2016 3:53 PM 84
need help by shizen Aug 3, 2016 5:34 AM 14
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What other plants do you grow besides Irises? by creativeclover Jun 4, 2018 3:20 PM 97
Which were your first iris? A trip down memory lane...... by Paul2032 Jan 20, 2016 6:15 AM 85
Did you get a box? by Misawa77 Nov 23, 2015 9:30 AM 1,507
Goners ! by crowrita1 Jun 17, 2015 3:14 PM 462
What did you do in the Iris garden today? by Paul2032 Nov 13, 2019 11:39 AM 17,361

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