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

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Countess Giulio Senni
Year Of Registration: 1939
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1939
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: Gericault X Amerind

Better Than SnowballsBetter Than Snowballs
January 7, 2014

When I was young, the winter months were quite dreary. Food was minimal during the depression and was mostly dried beans and canned fruits, as well as vegetables and root crops stored in the ground. Fresh vegetables were rare and coveted. In Piedmont Virginia at that time, that meant kale, rape, parsnips and white mustard. I despised parsnips, and still do to this day. Dad would look me straight in the eye and say: “Better than snowballs when you are hungry."

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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I got a box! 2019 by evelyninthegarden Oct 6, 2019 5:38 PM 516
Bonnie's Bloomers a.k.a. Fellowship of the Garden by grannysgarden Oct 14, 2019 10:04 PM 1,392
Nola's Iris Garden - 2018 Season is Ending Soon by greenappleagnes Sep 22, 2018 7:39 AM 3
2018 ........i got a box!!!😁😍 by shizen Mar 15, 2019 3:12 PM 1,448
Magical Michigan 2018-Lindsay's Garden by Lbsmitty Jul 18, 2018 1:34 PM 340
Blooms 2018 by cliftoncat Jan 2, 2019 4:17 PM 2,872
2018 Orders by Dachsylady86 Oct 15, 2019 7:30 PM 1,402
Wanted: these hard to find irises by BlueFlagFan Aug 1, 2019 11:56 AM 391
Ordering Season is coming to end by UndertheSun Sep 1, 2017 7:59 PM 7
Lindsay's Blooms by Lbsmitty Aug 1, 2017 3:04 AM 511
Sunday trip to Nola's Iris Garden by coboro May 8, 2017 10:58 PM 29
I got a box!!! - 2017 by Dachsylady86 Apr 27, 2018 2:59 AM 1,414
Carolina Iris season 2017 - Let the blooms begin! by Lestv Feb 2, 2018 10:00 PM 1,503
Bloom Season 2017 by shizen Mar 29, 2018 1:09 PM 3,789
Iris of the day by gemini_sage Aug 14, 2019 4:31 AM 1,488
2017 orders by Lestv Sep 18, 2017 10:45 AM 1,756
Sharing your best iris pics by bluegrassmom Nov 16, 2016 8:15 AM 154
First Bearded Iris by Maryl Oct 8, 2016 1:48 AM 54
Rebloomers by bluegrassmom Dec 7, 2016 11:50 AM 138
Keppel's Crowned Heads and Wintry Sky classification question by lilpod13 Aug 4, 2016 12:49 AM 16

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