Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Howdy Do') in the Irises Database

Common names:
Give a thumbs up Iris
Give a thumbs up Tall Bearded Iris

Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Monty Byers
Year Of Registration: 1985
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1986
Seedling Number: A-0-3
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 35 inches (89 cm)
Bloom Season: Early
Early Mid
Mid
Mid Late
Late
Flower Form: Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: Silver/Grey
Flower Patterns: Self
Bloom Color Description: Silver white, faint yellow glow at hafts
Beard Color: Blue white tipped cadmium orange, 1" blue horns
Space Age Beard Appendages: Horns
Awards: Honorable Mention: 1989

General Plant Information (Edit)
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
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: Actress X Sky Hooks
Child plants: 24 child plants

Photo courtesy of Bluebird Haven Iris Garden

Photo gallery:

Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
Correction-Iris - Winter - Garage by MikeSmithIII Dec 2, 2018 9:27 PM 22
Iris Rot and Vertical Rhizomes by greenappleagnes Sep 15, 2018 9:01 AM 19
2018 ........i got a box!!!😁😍 by shizen Mar 15, 2019 3:12 PM 1,448
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
What is your weather today in your iris garden? by evelyninthegarden Jun 13, 2019 8:19 PM 2,538
Jan's Rustic Garden by janwax Jun 15, 2019 5:25 PM 2,037
Roll call 2016 by Cuzz4short Nov 8, 2017 12:55 PM 527
Visit to Thelma's Iris Garden by Cuzz4short Jul 18, 2016 7:02 PM 161
What did you do in the Iris garden today? by Paul2032 Jun 15, 2019 7:48 PM 16,746
My NOID in bloom by gg5 Jun 28, 2013 8:19 AM 99
Irises June 2012 by caitlinsgarden Jun 28, 2012 1:03 PM 34
Spring has sprung! by Ladylovingdove Apr 10, 2012 3:16 AM 69
Our Favorite Whites! by Betja Mar 6, 2012 11:51 AM 16
Putting older irises in database by mistyfog Jan 13, 2012 8:00 AM 7
Let's introduce ourselves. by PollyK Apr 11, 2012 9:06 PM 352

« Add a new plant to the database

» Search the Irises Database: by characteristics or by cultivar name

« See the general plant entry for Irises (Iris)

« Visit the Irises forum

« The Irises Database Front Page

« The Plants Database Front Page

Today's site banner is by Marilyn and is called "Flowers"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.