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

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Tom Magee
Year Of Registration: 1987
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1990
Seedling Number: 8248
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 30 inches (71 cm)
Bloom Season: Early
Flower Form: Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: Light blue
Flower Patterns: Plicata
Bloom Color Description: Pale blue standards; ivory falls, light violet plicata pattern on edge
Beard Color: Henna
Foliage: Purple Based
Awards: Honorable Mention: 1992
Award of Merit: 1994
John C. Wister Medal: 1997

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: 8038A: (((Cook 2754 x Claudia Rene) x Orchid Brocade) x A. Johnson 70220B: (After All x Moon River)) X Capricious
Child plants: 55 child plants


Photo gallery:
Location: IN MY GARDEN (920 m in the northern alps)Date: 2016-06-18
By Hajue
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Location: IN MY GARDEN (920 m in the northern alps)Date: 15.06.2016
By Hajue
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By Misawa77
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Location: Twisp
By lauribob
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By avmoran
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Location: IN MY GARDEN (920 m in the northern alps)Date: 15.06.2016
By Hajue
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Location: Poilly-Lez-Gien France"Photo courtesy of Cayeux Iris. Used with permission."
By Misawa77
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Location: IN MY GARDEN (920 m in the northern alps)Date: 2018-05-23
By Hajue
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Photo Courtesy of Te Sligte Gardens. Used with Permission
By Joy
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Photo courtesy of Blue J Iris Used with permission.
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Photo courtesy of Williamson Farm Flowers
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Location: SW Row 3-11Date: 4-3-16This iris gets more shade, still a lovely combination of color
By cocoajuno
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Location: Keller, Texas ,USADate: SpringAcoma in Texas
By okus
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Location: Northern GermanyDate: 2002-11-04SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA
By Caruso
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Plant Events from our members
chelle On September 29, 2015 Transplanted
Center of raised bed in old veggie patch.
Barbalee On September 25, 2016 Obtained plant
from Dan. In back brick bed
Hajue On May 23, 2018 Bloomed
Hajue On June 10, 2016 Bloomed
Erstblüte. 2017 keine. Umgepflanzt 04.07.2017.
Hajue On July 21, 2015 Transplanted
Erstpflanzung; Cadeau
UndyingLight On August 25, 2018 Obtained plant
Planted August 24th, 2018
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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