Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Old Maid') in the Irises Database

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Louisa Pesel
Year Of Registration: 1937
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1937
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

Discussion Threads about this plant
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Summary of my iris season 2019 by Tienito Jul 18, 2019 1:38 PM 4
California Dreaming.... by evelyninthegarden Nov 18, 2019 2:19 PM 1,043
What are your top ten irises from 2018? by evelyninthegarden May 5, 2019 8:28 PM 246
2018 Seedlings by ARUBA1334 May 23, 2019 11:22 PM 698
Blooms 2019 by cliftoncat Nov 17, 2019 9:44 AM 2,487
Can anyone identify the name of this ole fashioned heritage iris. by bumplbea Nov 26, 2018 4:36 PM 10
2019 Orders Already! by LizinElizabeth Jun 25, 2019 7:21 AM 833
AIS Awards are up by Polymerous Aug 22, 2018 11:22 PM 46
Your 2019 order wish list by creativeclover Sep 3, 2018 9:41 AM 60
Starting Iris seeds.... by evelyninthegarden Nov 16, 2019 2:57 AM 454
Trade iris by arilbred Apr 20, 2018 6:40 AM 3
Blooms 2018 by cliftoncat Jan 2, 2019 4:17 PM 2,872
A Record Year by ARUBA1334 Apr 8, 2018 8:16 PM 818
Irises that take their time to bloom. by tveguy3 Dec 21, 2017 5:48 PM 94
Wanted: these hard to find irises by BlueFlagFan Aug 1, 2019 11:56 AM 391
some seedlings of mine by TBMan Sep 13, 2017 7:39 PM 36
Nearly identical irises... by evelyninthegarden May 26, 2018 7:46 PM 92
Introducing myself & my garden. by LoveIrisAmi May 29, 2017 12:30 AM 16
Jan's Rustic Garden by janwax Nov 13, 2019 6:33 PM 2,135
Length of Iris Bloom Season by urania1 Apr 21, 2017 3:21 PM 24

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