Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Desert Echo') in the Irises Database

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Duane Meek
Year Of Registration: 1980
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1980
Seedling Number: B41-1-4
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 35 inches (89 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid Late
Bloom Color Classification: Copper/Brown
Yellow
Flower Patterns: Plicata
Bloom Color Description: Deep butter yellow standards; chrome green falls, markings radiating from beards, violet area around beards
Beard Color: Orange
Awards: Honorable Mention: 1982

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: Pencil Sketch X Dixie Desert
Child plants: 19 child plants

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Nothin' Could Be Finer Than to Be In Carolina - 2019 blooms by Lestv Jun 18, 2019 1:21 PM 660
Blooms 2019 by cliftoncat Jun 18, 2019 8:30 AM 1,914
Visit to Thelma's 2018 by Cuzz4short Dec 4, 2018 8:18 PM 131
Carolina Show and Tell - 2018 by Lestv Mar 17, 2019 3:34 PM 1,719
The "Chisholm Trail " and the "Cow Town Capers" by tveguy3 Feb 27, 2019 2:46 PM 158
Blooms 2018 by cliftoncat Jan 2, 2019 4:17 PM 2,872
Help ID my Arilbred... by brozeus May 31, 2017 8:31 PM 36
Roll call 2016 by Cuzz4short Nov 8, 2017 12:55 PM 527
My trip to Thelma's iris patch in Winston-Salem NC by Misawa77 May 26, 2016 11:08 AM 67
Visit to Thelma's Iris Garden by Cuzz4short Jul 18, 2016 7:02 PM 161
My visit to Schreiner's Gardens last year (2015) by HighdesertNiki Jan 18, 2016 12:46 PM 29
Let's make a fantasy cross............ by Paul2032 Apr 9, 2016 1:36 AM 128
What did you do in the Iris garden today? by Paul2032 Jun 15, 2019 7:48 PM 16,746
Show us your Colors -- Part 3 by Muddymitts Feb 18, 2015 10:01 PM 700
Show us your Colors................... by Muddymitts Feb 14, 2015 8:21 AM 1,821
Superstition 2015 introductions by Misawa77 Jul 4, 2015 12:04 PM 585
Final Tallies! by tveguy3 Nov 2, 2014 8:24 PM 1,182
What's on your iris wish list? by janwax Jul 22, 2014 4:48 PM 85
Hanover Bloom 2014 - Better late than never! by Misawa77 Dec 14, 2014 7:45 PM 1,112
Orange and yellow seem like nice colors for irises by tveguy3 Apr 23, 2014 11:16 AM 321

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