Standard Dwarf Bearded Iris (Iris 'Color') in the Irises Database

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Paul Black
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 2018
Classification: Standard Dwarf Bearded (SDB)
Flower Patterns: Plicata

General Plant Information (Edit)
Life cycle: Perennial
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 8b
Flowers: Showy

Photo courtesy of Mid-America Garden

Japanese IrisesJapanese Irises
April 14, 2013

The cultivation of Iris ensata was first noted in literature more than five hundred years ago in Japan. Native to eastern China, Siberia, Korea, and throughout Japan, they are found growing in damp areas near streams, ponds, lakes, and marshes. The selective breeding of the species that commenced in the 1800s produced the foundation of the modern Japanese iris. Colors and color patterns have been greatly enhanced over the years.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Irises that do not live up to their names. by evelyninthegarden May 22, 2019 6:56 PM 16
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Interesting anomalies in the 2018 TB popularity poll. by DaisyDo May 15, 2019 8:38 AM 7
2019 Bloom has started - Daisy's Garden by DaisyDo May 26, 2019 12:10 AM 69
Hanover 2019 Bloom Fest by Misawa77 May 17, 2019 5:29 PM 153
I'm...going to take a break. by UndyingLight May 9, 2019 3:21 PM 45
Newbie planning an iris bed by julieseward1 May 12, 2019 4:18 PM 34
What is happening to my iris blooms? by heatherincolor May 6, 2019 5:34 PM 7
Need help with broken pattern ID TBI by floota May 6, 2019 7:17 AM 13
Monty Byers - What a run he had. How many Byers irises do you have? by UndyingLight May 15, 2019 6:52 AM 16
Can you ID this, please? by pdermer1x Apr 30, 2019 5:46 PM 4
Possible ID by TexasPlumeria87 May 14, 2019 9:24 AM 25
TBs that make a clump quickly! by bluegrassmom May 8, 2019 1:15 PM 36
Can anyone id this iris ? by signet May 4, 2019 9:58 PM 21
Need help identifying Iris by jigs1968 Apr 25, 2019 8:31 PM 3

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