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

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Lloyd Zurbrigg
Year Of Registration: 1982
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1982
Seedling Number: P 33 Alba
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 30 inches (76 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid
Rebloom
Rebloom by Zone: Known To Rebloom Zone 4: -30° to -20°
Known To Rebloom Zone 5: -20° to -10°
Known To Rebloom Zone 6:-10° to 0°
Known To Rebloom Zone 7: 0°-10°
Flower Form: Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: White
Flower Patterns: Self
Bloom Color Description: Pure white
Beard Color: White
Fragrance: Slight
Sweet
Awards: Honorable Mention: 1986
Award of Merit: 1990

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
Fragrant
Underground structures: Rhizome
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Parentage: I Do X English Cottage
Child plants: 29 child plants

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Location: Philo, CaliforniaDate:  April - 2014
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Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania, USADate: 2018-09-24Planted July 2017; first bloom ever in my garden.
By csandt
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Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania, USADate: 2018-10-01
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Location: West Valley City, UT5/17/2018
By Zencat
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Location: Kingsport, TNDate: 2018-11-04
By TNLaura
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Location: southern KYDate: 2019-04-22
By alilyfan
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Location: Vaughan, ON, Canada (Zone 5b)Date: 2016-06-04
By Anne
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Location: Coastal San Diego County Date: 2018-06-28
By carlysuko
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Location: Kingsport, TNDate: 2019-04-25
By TNLaura
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Location: Las Cruces, NMDate: 2019-04-22TB Iris Immortality
By GreenIris
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Photo courtesy of Pleasants Valley Iris Farm
By Calif_Sue
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Location: Philo, CaliforniaDate: 2015-04-22
By janwax
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Location: Robson BCDate: 2008-06-07 6:54 pm. A reliable rebloomer.
By HemNorth
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Location: Robson BCDate: 2008-06-03 11 36 am. A classic "must have" - for beauty, fragrance and rebl
By HemNorth
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Location: north bedDate: 2018-05-16cloudy
By lharvey16
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Location: Kingsport, TN
By TNLaura
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Location: Lincolnshire, England, UKDate: SpringImmortality
By okus
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Location: My Garden, Arvada, ColoradoDate: May
By tabby
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Location: My zone 3a gardenDate: 2009-07-04
By mcash70
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Date: 2013-11-09Beard
By DaveinPA
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Location: Washington
By Patty
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Location: Pittsburgh, PennsylvaniaDate: 2016-05-17
By obliqua
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Location: Cloverly, MarylandDate: May 26, 2016Immortality
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Location: Broken Arrow, OKDate: 2017-04-05
By Zebraduck
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Location: north bedDate: 2018-05-18sunny
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Location: Coastal San Diego County Date: 2018-06-28
By carlysuko
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Location: Kalama, WaDate: 2010-05-13
By Joy
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Photo courtesy of Sutton's Iris Gardens
By Calif_Sue
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Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa. Zone 8bDate: 2012-05-19
By Joy
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Location: Terrace garden left side.Date: 2010-0519
By pirl
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Location: Broken Arrow, OKDate: 2018-05-04
By Zebraduck
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Location: north bedDate: 2018-05-16cloudy
By lharvey16
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Location: Michigan-my garden
By Lbsmitty
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Location: My zone 3a gardenDate: 2009-07-04
By mcash70
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Location: In my sunny back hill garden in Wi.Date: May 31,2011Has bloomed twice for me in one season.
By ves
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Photo courtesy of Blue J Iris Used with permission.
By Calif_Sue
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Location: Terrace garden left side.Date: 2010-1023Rebloom! It doesn't always happen but it's a nice surprise when i
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Location: Terrace garden left side.Date: 2010-0523
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Location: Terrace garden left side.Date: 2010-0520
By pirl
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By pinkiris
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Location: north bedDate: 2018-05-18sunny
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Location: north bedDate: 2018-05-18sunny
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Location: southern KYDate: 4000-05-23
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Posted by buddysgrmpa on Apr 10, 2010 12:34 AM

I saw this iris blooming into December in Lawrence, Ks. Z5 Bloomed for me after Thanksgiving. Not as much substance as newer varieties, but powerful performance make it top 10. Mark B. in Ks.

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Posted by flowersrjen (central nj - Zone 6b) on Aug 27, 2012 11:03 AM

Rebloom in late August

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Posted by lauribob (N Central Wash. - the dry side - Zone 5b) on Mar 16, 2019 9:43 AM

This pure white, tall iris is beautiful, but it flops in my garden. I've never had an iris that needed staking before, and there are way too many other chores to do, beside the fact that an iris with a stake is just not a good look. I moved it from prime real estate to the 'wild zone'. It is very tall and is good for cut flowers if you catch them before they fall down.

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Posted by janelp_lee (Toronto, Ontario - Zone 6a) on Jan 2, 2020 1:56 PM

Love this reblooming variety and its beautiful flowers and lovely fragrance. I have 2 other varieties of reblooming Irises and love this fragrance the most.

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Plant Events from our members
gardengus On May 3, 2016 Bloomed
Meredith79 On May 27, 2017 Bloomed
Meredith79 On May 17, 2014 Obtained plant
Received from Garden Crossings.
dragonfetti On November 3, 2014 Transplanted
Replanted in the new Sunflower garden.
dragonfetti On October 31, 2013 Obtained plant
Guessing on the date received. www.irisfarmer.com/, Pleasants Valley Iris Farm. May have received Snowbound as a sub for this.
Mellis0821 On February 28, 2020 Obtained plant
Bought at AR garden show - very healthy large bareroot
bisbeegirl On April 24, 2016 Bloomed
Earliest bloom this year! Very wet! slugs for the first time.
Zencat On May 9, 2018 Bloomed
Zencat On May 6, 2017 Bloomed
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Untitled by janwax Apr 19, 2015 9:48 PM 1
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I got a box! 2019 by evelyninthegarden Dec 12, 2019 12:19 AM 525
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California Dreaming.... by evelyninthegarden Mar 29, 2020 9:28 AM 1,178
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My very first iris garden bed... by evelyninthegarden Oct 25, 2018 7:25 PM 36
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