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

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Thomas Donahue
Year Of Registration: 1929
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1929
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: Sensation x unknown

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My very first iris garden bed... by evelyninthegarden Oct 25, 2018 7:25 PM 36
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poor form in standards becoming a trend? by DaisyDo Feb 25, 2019 11:54 AM 99
Early Bloom season by javaMom Aug 30, 2018 1:47 PM 50
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Starting Iris seeds.... by evelyninthegarden Nov 13, 2019 12:35 AM 453
How many varieties of iris do you grow? by TBMan Aug 22, 2018 9:49 AM 87

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