Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Ben Hager
Year Of Registration: 1984
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1986
Seedling Number: T3917RfY/Bl
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 40 inches (102 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid
Flower Form: Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: Violet
Yellow
Flower Patterns: Bicolor
Bloom Color Description: Clear canary yellow standards; mid blue violet falls
Beard Color: Blue, tipped orange
Awards: Honorable Mention: 1988
Award of Merit: 1990
Dykes Memorial Medal: 1993
President's Cup: 1986
Fred and Barbara Walther Cup: 1988

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
Ploidy: Tetraploid
Parentage: Merry Madrigal X Freedom Road
Child plants: 136 child plants

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  • Tall Bearded Iris
  • Iris

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Location: my garden, UT
Date: 2016-05-21
Location: Granite Falls, WA
Date: 2013-06-19

Date: 2011-05-26
Photo by Snork
Location: Henry County, Virginia
Date: 2022-05-20
Late bloom from Edith Wolford. First bloom in over 10 years. I'm
Location: Garden that used to be my lawn
Date: 2017-06-09
Location: San Rafael, CA
Date: 2017-05-19
Location: Willard Bay Gardens (nursery)
Date: 2017-05-20

Edith Wolford
Location: Sass Memorial Garden near Ashland, NE
Date: 2010-05-21
Location: At Mrs. Z.'s in Kelowna, BC
Date: 2007-05-30
Location: Concord, MA
Date: 2016-06-12
Location: Granite Falls, WA
Date: 2019-06-02
Location: Cottonwood, CA
Date: 2020-04-22
Location: Las Cruces, NM
Date: 2017-04-25
Tall Bearded Iris Edith Wolford

Edith Wolford
Photo by SpringGreenThumb
Location: Concord, MA
Date: 2016-06-12

Date: 2004-05-22
Location: San Rafael, CA
Date: 2018-05-07
Photo by Calif_Sue
Location: Granite Falls, WA
Date: 2013-06-23
Location: San Rafael, CA
Date: 2017-05-20
Location: Southeast Alabama
Date: 2015-04-26
Edith Wolford in all her beauty!
Photo by Henhouse
Location: Starkville, MS
Date: 2016-05-06
Location: Riverview, Robson, B.C.
Date: 2009-06-17
 8:03 pm. Edith Wolford, flying off to a new start.
Location: California
Date: May 2001
Large clump of Edith Wolford
Photo by mattsmom
Location: Russia, Krasnodarskij Kraj
Date: 2020-05-13
Location: Carleton Place, Ontario Canada
Date: 2019-06-17
  • Uploaded by Ina
Location: Carleton Place, Ontario Canada
Date: 2019-06-16
  • Uploaded by Ina
Location: June
Iris germanica 'Edith Wolford', image by Spencer C. H. Barrett, U

Edith Wolford
Location: Bend, OR
Date: May 2014
Location: Stoneham MA
Date: June 3, 2019
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Date: 2012-05-19
Nice foliage, too
Location: My Garden
Date: 2014-06-26
Location: Granite Falls, WA
Date: 2013-06-16
Location: BC
Date: Late May 2014
Location: San Rafael, CA
Date: 2017-03-10
Location: Cowansville, Quebec, Canada
Date: 2018-06-08

Photo Courtesy of E and B Farm Used with Permission
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Location: Coon Rapids, MN home garden
Date: 2023-05-12
Location: Western Kentucky
Date: April 2012

Photo Courtesy of Te Sligte Gardens. Used with Permission
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Location: Granite Falls, WA
Date: 2013-06-09

Date: 2020-05-24
Photo by foraygardengirl
Location: Home
Photo by floweraddictnc

Photo courtesy of Blue J Iris Used with permission.
Location: Stoneham MA
Date: June 3, 2019
Location: Poilly-Lez-Gien France
"Photo courtesy of Cayeux Iris. Used with permission."
Location: Ed Burton, NE Wisconsin
Date: 2015-06-03
Location: Kansas City, MO
Date: 2016-05-15

Date: 2011 April
Location: Cisco, Tx 
Date: 2021-05-04
Location: New Zealand
Location: Starkville, MS
Date: 2016-05-06
Photo by floweraddictnc
Photo by avmoran
Location: North Eastern Pennsylvania
Date: Spring 2009

Photo courtesy of Rainbow Iris Farm
Location: Northern Germany
Date: 2002-11-01
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Location: Northern Germany
Date: 2002-11-01
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Location: South garden
Date: May 2015
Location: English Gardens, Dearborn Heights, MI
Date: 2010-05-03
Location: English Gardens, Dearborn Heights, MI
Date: 2010-05-03
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