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

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Give a thumbs up Tall Bearded Iris

Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Keith Keppel
Year Of Registration: 1975
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1976
Seedling Number: 71-103A
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 35 inches (89 cm)
Bloom Season: Early Mid
Flower Form: Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: Orchid
Bloom Color Description: Wisteria violet
Beard Color: Pale lavender blue tip, indian orange in throat
Awards: Honorable Mention: 1977
Award of Merit: 1980

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: Fond Wish X 69-41C: ((Marquesan Skies x Babbling Brook) x Touche)
Child plants: 29 child plants

Photo courtesy of Bluebird Haven Iris Garden

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