Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'America's Cup') in the Irises Database

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: James McWhirter
Year Of Registration: 1988
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1989
Seedling Number: J81-24-2
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 40 inches (102 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid
Bloom Color Classification: White
Flower Patterns: Self
Bloom Color Description: White
Beard Color: White
Fragrance: Slight
Sweet
Awards: Honorable Mention: 1991
Award of Merit: 1993

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
Parentage: Skating Party X Winterscape
Child plants: 9 child plants

Photo courtesy of Pleasants Valley Iris Farm, www.irisfarmer.com

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