Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Ox Heart') in the Irises Database

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Jesse Nicholls
Year Of Registration: 1934
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1934
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: (Lent A. Williamson x Alcazar) X Cardinal
Child plants: 2 child plants

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May 9, 2015

We open our Irises Celebration Week with a look at the top cultivars, top comments, most thumbed images, a contest, and more!

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Crazy idea? by lilpod13 Nov 13, 2019 11:23 PM 18
Best spreadsheet.... by evelyninthegarden Oct 13, 2019 10:15 PM 17
Would love to see photos of your "black" iris! by cinvasko Sep 28, 2019 10:11 AM 14
I have a beautiful Iris, but I can't remember what the name is. Does anyone know by dragonlace Sep 15, 2019 9:52 PM 10
Mid-America Surplus Sale by cbunny41 Sep 23, 2019 10:47 AM 105
Welcome to a new member....... by Paul2032 Aug 16, 2019 1:14 PM 11
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My Enchanted Garden 2019 by Dachsylady86 Oct 6, 2019 6:56 PM 444
Something's not right about this by DaisyDo Jul 27, 2019 8:12 AM 48
Need Irises 1940 and older. Please help. by esofva Aug 1, 2019 8:53 PM 13
Comparison of "Most Popular" Iris to "Most Relevant" by ShawnSteve Jul 25, 2019 6:01 AM 35
Mid-May at Mid-America by Lestv Sep 2, 2019 5:47 AM 87
Irises not blooming by ssilvern Aug 2, 2019 3:18 PM 7
favorite iris by irisarian Jul 1, 2019 1:14 AM 24
What's the allure over Dusky Challenger? by lilpod13 Jul 1, 2019 8:20 PM 38
Japanese irises 2019 by Tienito Jul 9, 2019 11:20 PM 31
Do you have some favorite iris photos to share? by janwax Jun 27, 2019 3:45 PM 21
Have your seedlings bloomed by Charriet Jul 12, 2019 12:29 AM 26
Early season at Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm by Lestv Sep 11, 2019 12:07 PM 31

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