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

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Monty Byers
Year Of Registration: 1988
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1989
Seedling Number: D80-111
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 36 inches (91 cm)
Bloom Season: Early Mid
Mid
Rebloom
Bloom Color Classification: Gold
Flower Patterns: Bitone
Bloom Color Description: Gold standards; bronzy golden brown falls, small white area at hafts overlaid by golden brown lines
Beard Color: Violet, tipped gold
Style Arm Color: Gold crests over styles that blend from violet at top to gold base
Fragrance: Slight
Spicy

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: Well Endowed X Violet Miracle

Photo courtesy of Blue J Iris. Used with permission.

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