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

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: James McWhirter
Year Of Registration: 1977
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1981
Seedling Number: J76-36-1
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 36 inches (91 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid
Bloom Color Classification: Tan
Flower Patterns: Bitone
Bloom Color Description: Light greyed orange gold standards; greyed orange falls
Beard Color: Bronze gold
Awards: Honorable Mention: 1983
Award of Merit: 1985

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: Pink Sleigh X War Lord
Child plants: 32 child plants

Photo courtesy of Bluebird Haven Iris Garden

Celebrating Winter Interest!Celebrating Winter Interest!
February 14, 2015

Pine cones, seed heads, winter bloomers, colorful red berries, and much more! Let's kick off Winter Interest Week with a look at the most popular plants in our database that give some kind of interest to our gardens in the winter. We also introduce a new gallery option in our database for winter interest, with bonus acorns this week!

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