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

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Gerarde
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): collected before 1600
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Bloom Season: Mid
Bloom Color Classification: Lavender

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
Child plants: 30 child plants

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Stop and Smell the IrisStop and Smell the Iris
May 15, 2015

My ongoing love affair with the iris began when I worked for a small bank in what was once a small town. There was a separate building called the annex, where I would go to fix the staff's computers. One spring my stroll was rewarded with something magical.

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Dalmatica
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Dalmatica
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Location: My GardensDate: May 22, 2011Very Dependable: One Of The First To Bloom
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Location: My GardensDate: May 20, 2011Always A Classic!
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Location: My GardensDate: May 30, 2013Very Historic
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Location: IN MY GARDEN (920 m in the northern alps)
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Plant Events from our members
gardengus On May 17, 2016 Bloomed
full bloom
Hajue On May 21, 2015 Obtained plant
Geklaut bei Sully an der Loire
piksihk On August 8, 2017 Obtained plant
3 rhiz. TB lav.
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Some favorites from 2018 by janwax Sep 15, 2018 1:35 PM 38
poor form in standards becoming a trend? by DaisyDo Feb 25, 2019 11:54 AM 99
2018 Irises - Purchased and gifted alike! by UndyingLight Aug 20, 2018 8:55 PM 14
Iris Identification - Hi, I'm new here by UndyingLight Aug 25, 2018 12:09 PM 22
Are These Two the Same Iris? by DogsNDaylilies May 29, 2018 12:12 PM 7
Help Identify by julieklecker May 26, 2018 10:11 AM 15
Magical Michigan 2018-Lindsay's Garden by Lbsmitty Jul 18, 2018 1:34 PM 340
Bearded Iris heirloom ID please! by bkrell May 3, 2018 12:14 AM 7
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
Wanted: these hard to find irises by BlueFlagFan Jun 5, 2019 7:53 PM 381
Box from Historical Society Sale by piksihk Aug 15, 2017 12:04 PM 10
Bonus acorns for iris pictures by KentPfeiffer May 31, 2019 9:42 AM 42
What is your Iris avatar? by cbunny41 May 24, 2017 12:56 PM 114
Okay, NOW I get it... by DogsNDaylilies Jun 5, 2016 8:12 PM 47
Question re Iris pallida 'Argentea Variegata' by Polymerous Nov 20, 2015 8:15 PM 17
Let's See Some Historics by Henhouse Aug 19, 2018 12:05 AM 1,911
What did you do in the Iris garden today? by Paul2032 Jun 15, 2019 7:48 PM 16,746
Heavenly! by Fulene May 31, 2014 1:21 PM 29
heirloom iris-smells like grape kool-aid by Frillylily May 12, 2019 3:48 PM 60

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