Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Mer du Sud') in the Irises Database

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Richard Cayeux
Year Of Registration: 1997
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1997
Seedling Number: 8989C
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 32 inches (80 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid
Flower Form: Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: Blue
Flower Patterns: Self
Bloom Color Description: Sea blue
Beard Color: Light blue

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: Dusky Challenger X Pledge Allegiance
Child plants: 2 child plants

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The ATP Top 50 Xeriscapic PlantsThe ATP Top 50 Xeriscapic Plants
July 19, 2014

Does xeriscapic mean boring and dry looking? Absolutely not! You'll never believe what beautiful blooms are available for the non-irrigated landscape. Come in and see.

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Photo gallery:
Location: Poilly-Lez-Gien France"Photo courtesy of Cayeux Iris. Used with permission."
By Misawa77
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Location: Northern GermanyDate: 2005-08-17SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA
By Caruso
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Location: Northern GermanyDate: 2008-05-25SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA
By Caruso
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Location: Lincolnshire, England, UKDate: SpringMer Du Sud
By okus
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Location: Schreiners GardensDate: 2012-06-04
By ARUBA1334
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Location: Lincolnshire, England, UKDate: SpringMer du Sud
By okus
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Starting Iris seeds.... by evelyninthegarden Apr 1, 2019 6:39 AM 358
It started in Illinois! by crowrita1 Jul 18, 2018 4:05 AM 215
You really must grow....(recommend your favourites and why) by cwwilson3 Aug 30, 2018 5:44 AM 53
Carolina Show and Tell - 2018 by Lestv Mar 17, 2019 3:34 PM 1,719
How do you make your rows? by Cuzz4short Feb 1, 2018 11:15 AM 50
Blooms 2018 by cliftoncat Jan 2, 2019 4:17 PM 2,872
"Goners" 2018 by William Oct 19, 2018 6:44 PM 590
What is your weather today in your iris garden? by evelyninthegarden Apr 21, 2019 4:53 PM 2,382
I'm REALLY looking forward to this one!... by janwax Nov 21, 2018 10:00 PM 1,064
..... arrrrrggghh! -- iris pot invasion! by TBMan Oct 30, 2017 8:21 AM 76
Jan's Rustic Garden by janwax Apr 19, 2019 9:50 PM 1,737
Kentucky Showtime by janielouy May 22, 2017 4:00 AM 53
I got a box!!! - 2017 by Dachsylady86 Apr 27, 2018 2:59 AM 1,414
Carolina Iris season 2017 - Let the blooms begin! by Lestv Feb 2, 2018 10:00 PM 1,503
Bloom Season 2017 by shizen Mar 29, 2018 1:09 PM 3,789
Tempo Two by janwax Oct 29, 2016 11:05 AM 130

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