Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Blue Shimmer') in the Irises Database

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Jacob Sass
Year Of Registration: 1941
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1941
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 36 inches
Bloom Color Classification: Blue
White
Flower Patterns: Plicata
Foliage: Purple Based
Awards: Honorable Mention: 1942
Award of Merit: 1944

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: 65-35 X (Blue Monarch x unknown)
Child plants: 96 child plants

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Location: Santa Cruz Mountains, CaliforniaDate: 2017-04-22
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Location: Tennessee Date: May 2, 2018
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Photeo 5/10/10
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Location: southern KYDate: May
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Location: Cisco, Tx Date: 2019-04-18These are some of the largest historic blooms I've seen, almost 7
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Location: my yard
By Bloomers
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Location: Washington 8bDate: 2018-05-18
By Patty
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Location: Cisco, Tx Date: 2019-04-16
By Ivan_N_Tx
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Location: My GardensDate: May 30, 2015Overcast: No Sun.
By TBGDN
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Location: Cisco, Tx Date: 2019-04-12
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Location: In my Northern California gardenDate: 2012-04-24
By zuzu
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Location: Weiser, IDDate: 2015 season
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Location: southern KYDate: 4000-05-15
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Location: In Zuzu's gardenDate: 2012-05-01
By Calif_Sue
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Photo courtesy of Blue J Iris Used with permission.
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Date: 2015-03-12Photo courtesy of Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
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Location: Northern GermanyDate: 2002-11-01SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA
By Caruso
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Location: Northern GermanyDate: 2008-05-22SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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West Coast Bloom Season 2019 by ARUBA1334 Mar 31, 2020 4:24 AM 290
Bonnie's Bloomers a.k.a. Fellowship of the Garden by grannysgarden Apr 4, 2020 9:14 PM 1,658
What Historics are you growing/best growers? by UndyingLight Aug 29, 2019 8:38 PM 121
Blooms 2019 by cliftoncat Mar 11, 2020 9:12 PM 2,568
Some favorites from 2018 by janwax Sep 15, 2018 1:35 PM 38
First Seen in My Colorado Garden by LizinElizabeth Aug 11, 2018 11:07 AM 41
Mary's Garden 2018 by urania1 Jul 18, 2018 10:26 AM 162
Bonnie's Bloomers 2018 by grannysgarden Mar 22, 2019 11:45 AM 1,782
Blooms 2018 by cliftoncat Jan 2, 2019 4:17 PM 2,872
Most floriferous, favorite SDBs and MDBs by William Jul 29, 2019 3:51 PM 213
Please help me ID my NOID by AndreA33 May 16, 2017 7:09 PM 41
Top dozen TBs to recommend to a perennial gardener: your nominations by gemini_sage Nov 19, 2017 10:29 AM 164
Recognizing the Hybridizers work. by Paul2032 Mar 13, 2018 5:36 PM 718
Blue Shimmer? by greene Nov 19, 2015 9:14 AM 21
Honoring the ones we have! by Lestv Feb 1, 2016 4:06 PM 2,056
What colors look best together ...... by Denman55 Aug 19, 2015 9:41 PM 82
Let's See Some Historics by Henhouse Aug 19, 2018 12:05 AM 1,911
Show us your Colors -- Part 3 by Muddymitts Feb 18, 2015 10:01 PM 700
Iris by the alphabet by Muddymitts Jan 18, 2015 9:01 AM 313
Show our Schreiners! Haves and wants. by tveguy3 Aug 19, 2017 12:54 PM 160

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