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

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Also sold as:
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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Joseph Ghio
Year Of Registration: 2003
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 2004
Seedling Number: U97-3C
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 34 inches (86 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid Late
Flower Form: Bubble Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: Blue
White
Yellow
Flower Patterns: Line and Speckles
Bloom Color Description: White standards; white falls, wide yellow band and shoulders, blue lines radiating from beard to band, with blue dots at end of petal
Beard Color: Red
Awards: Honorable Mention: 2006
Award of Merit: 2008

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: 95-1: (U92-7A2, unknown, x 93-90, sibling to Snowed In) X Impulsive
Child plants: 6 child plants

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Harvesting in Autumn: Storing for WinterHarvesting in Autumn: Storing for Winter
October 11, 2015

My memories of the years when I was a young lad are full of scenes relating to autumn harvests of staple foods from the fields and gardens. It was considered wasteful, even sinful, back then not to plan ahead and prepare for the coming winter months. This activity began in the mid-summer months, but it accelerated rapidly as we moved into late summer and early fall.

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Location: In my gardenDate: 2013-04-23
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Location: In my gardenDate: 2013-04-23
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Location: At Napa Iris GardensDate: 2014-04-26
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Location: IowaDate: 2012-05-15
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Location: In my gardenDate: 2013-04-23
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Plant Events from our members
Calif_Sue On April 9, 2016 Bloomed
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Calif_Sue On April 23, 2013 Bloomed
shizen On September 6, 2016 Obtained plant
plnted pot 9.8.16
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Yellow iris by LilyStruck Jan 25, 2019 12:05 PM 21
winterizing your iris beds by hippie Jan 19, 2019 12:29 PM 25
Looking for Historics by JLKelley Jan 27, 2019 11:19 AM 14
Timothy! ......... haven't you learned -- ANYTHING????? by TBMan Dec 14, 2018 10:33 AM 87
My very first iris garden bed... by evelyninthegarden Oct 25, 2018 7:25 PM 36
Monty's Blue Ridge Gardens by UndyingLight Feb 18, 2019 12:39 PM 247
Active Iris Borers - Help Please! by greenappleagnes Nov 5, 2018 8:28 AM 62
Early Bloom season by javaMom Aug 30, 2018 1:47 PM 50
Starting Iris seeds.... by evelyninthegarden Dec 29, 2018 9:37 AM 235
When shipping to others... by evelyninthegarden Aug 11, 2018 9:36 AM 22
Starting Iris seeds.... by evelyninthegarden Aug 3, 2018 9:49 AM 10
Is it okay to cut back iris leaves now? Or is it too early? by SonoveShakespeare Jul 31, 2018 9:14 PM 28
2018 ........i got a box!!!😁😍 by shizen Nov 14, 2018 12:16 PM 1,446
A million iris questions in Texas by pokopoko Jul 2, 2018 8:48 AM 10
Wish me luck!? by JLKelley Sep 28, 2018 11:54 AM 16
I think I am too old for this. by caitlinsgarden Jun 21, 2018 3:39 PM 46
Can white spots on dark irises be prevented? by LynnDel May 30, 2018 10:22 PM 7
Soft Rot Question by urania1 May 27, 2018 4:46 PM 3
Some Color comes to Wisconsin! by tveguy3 Jul 18, 2018 9:08 AM 686
Carolina Show and Tell - 2018 by Lestv Jan 20, 2019 11:51 AM 1,705

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