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

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Also sold as:
TouchÉ

Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Melba Hamblen
Year Of Registration: 1966
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1969
Seedling Number: H63-7B
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 34 inches (86 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid
Mid Late
Late
Bloom Color Classification: Orchid
Pink
Bloom Color Description: Pink standards flushed blue violet; blue violet falls
Beard Color: Tangerine red
Awards: Honorable Mention: 1970
Award of Merit: 1972

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: Lilac Champagne X (7-55, see Azure Gold, x (Fashion Show x Melodrama))
Child plants: 66 child plants

Photo courtesy of Blue J Iris. Used with permission.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
Purple irises turned white in my garden by Canuckgardener Jul 22, 2019 9:21 AM 8
Disappearing Iris by Cinta Jun 30, 2019 6:16 PM 23
I got a box! 2019 by evelyninthegarden Oct 6, 2019 5:38 PM 516
I'm...going to take a break. by UndyingLight May 9, 2019 3:21 PM 45
California Dreaming.... by evelyninthegarden Sep 30, 2019 12:14 PM 986
Bonnie's Bloomers a.k.a. Fellowship of the Garden by grannysgarden Oct 14, 2019 10:04 PM 1,392
What white Irises do you have in your garden? by evelyninthegarden Mar 13, 2019 10:52 PM 54
2018 Seedlings by ARUBA1334 May 23, 2019 11:22 PM 698
Blooms 2019 by cliftoncat Oct 14, 2019 9:14 PM 2,366
2019 Orders Already! by LizinElizabeth Jun 25, 2019 7:21 AM 833
Active Iris Borers - Help Please! by greenappleagnes Nov 5, 2018 8:28 AM 62
poor form in standards becoming a trend? by DaisyDo Feb 25, 2019 11:54 AM 99
2018 ........i got a box!!!😁😍 by shizen Mar 15, 2019 3:12 PM 1,448
What is the best way to reduce weeds in iris patches? by petruske Jun 10, 2018 9:07 AM 14
Startled an Anoid by urania1 May 11, 2018 1:16 AM 20
Some Color comes to Wisconsin! by tveguy3 Jul 18, 2018 9:08 AM 686
Bonnie's Bloomers 2018 by grannysgarden Mar 22, 2019 11:45 AM 1,782
Some seedling pictures from 2017 by tveguy3 Apr 18, 2018 3:42 PM 113
Blooms 2018 by cliftoncat Jan 2, 2019 4:17 PM 2,872
"Goners" 2018 by William Oct 19, 2018 6:44 PM 590

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