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

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Earl Sheets
Year Of Registration: 1932
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1932
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Flower Patterns: Variegata

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: George Yeld X Omaha

Discussion Threads about this plant
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I got a box!!! - 2017 by Dachsylady86 Apr 27, 2018 2:59 AM 1,414
Mulch Madness.... by Snork Jun 19, 2016 4:24 AM 124
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Bloom Season 2016 by coboro Jun 1, 2016 6:44 PM 1,942
The Blyth bed by arilbred Aug 23, 2017 5:56 AM 46
Link the names game by coboro Feb 7, 2016 7:25 PM 45
Looking forward to bloomtime 2016 by Zencat Mar 4, 2016 6:21 PM 608
Which Irises have you parted ways with and why? by tveguy3 Apr 17, 2017 9:40 PM 256
Superstition Iris Garden's 2016 Introductions by Misawa77 Dec 6, 2016 10:10 AM 276
Show Us Your Blooms - Spring 2015 - Part 1 by Moiris Nov 23, 2015 9:29 AM 2,013
Show our Schreiners! Haves and wants. by tveguy3 Aug 19, 2017 12:54 PM 160
What Blyth Irises do you have? Which ones do you still want? by tveguy3 Jan 12, 2015 6:00 PM 384
Some photos from my 2013 garden by Muddymitts Jan 28, 2014 7:03 AM 72
2013 Spring Bloom Season From Iowa by ARUBA1334 Jan 12, 2014 10:21 AM 104

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