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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Ben Hager
Year Of Registration: 1970
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1970
Seedling Number: MTB2009A
Classification: Miniature Tall Bearded (MTB)
Registered Height: 26 inches (66 cm)
Bloom Season: Early Mid
Bloom Color Classification: Magenta
Bloom Color Description: Mulberry
Beard Color: Yellow
Awards: Honorable Mention: 1971
Other: Williamson-White Award: 1976

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 8b
Flowers: Showy
Underground structures: Rhizome
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Ploidy: Tetraploid
Parentage: A668A: (June Bride x Thisbe) X M1381A: (Frenchi x Pagoda)
Child plants: 24 child plants


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By Sharon on July 4, 2012

It's been a little like Jack's beanstalk, you know, the rapid growth of All Things Plants. It's only been a year, but just look at what the year has brought to gardeners all around the world. Let's begin this article now with a word from the top.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Bearded Irises by Granpops Oct 17, 2021 11:02 PM 5
Wanna Make Big Iris Clumps Fast??? by SonoveShakespeare Sep 8, 2021 6:27 PM 14
Fertilizer for Bearded Iris by SonoveShakespeare Aug 6, 2021 2:39 AM 10
The last two seasons were pretty short on blooming by Rebekah Sep 14, 2021 9:20 AM 9
Late bloomer? by jpm995 Jul 26, 2021 1:31 PM 11
I got a 2021 box by KyDeltaD Aug 26, 2021 7:42 PM 230
Online Videos of Iris Gardens by Scapehunter Jul 8, 2021 10:18 PM 23
Help a gal out with a possible ID please! by cinvasko May 21, 2021 2:28 AM 11
2021 iris blooming in Maryland by DaisyDo Jun 3, 2021 7:27 PM 173
Scapes vs. Stalks by evelyninthegarden May 1, 2021 9:48 PM 7
Re-bloomers by reh0622 May 5, 2021 1:14 PM 17
If you were going to change Bearded irises, what direction would you take them? by SonoveShakespeare May 29, 2021 7:49 PM 94
Packer land posies! by tveguy3 Oct 14, 2021 4:34 AM 413
Carolina Dreams, 2021 by Lestv Jul 12, 2021 10:26 AM 377
2021 Iris Season by Australis Oct 23, 2021 3:08 PM 1,684
2020 Bloom Season by ARUBA1334 Feb 22, 2021 9:41 PM 254
What are you doing while sheltered? by janwax Nov 6, 2020 7:33 PM 34
Iris parentage by Rebekah Jul 20, 2020 2:50 PM 18
dwarf iris society by irisarian Jul 2, 2020 9:16 PM 12
Anyone want to trade a box of plants? by bluegrassmom Jun 26, 2020 11:24 PM 2

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