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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: W. R. Dykes
Year Of Registration: 1923
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1923
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Bloom Season: Mid
Bloom Color Classification: Cream

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
Child plants: 74 child plants

photo from the 1933 catalog, Robert Wayman, Bayside, NY

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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I Got a Box 2020 by urania1 Dec 31, 2020 2:21 AM 330
True Confessions 2020 by urania1 May 31, 2020 9:22 PM 31
2020 Orders by BlueFlagFan Apr 23, 2020 2:46 AM 286
Iris pictures to get us through in the winter... by evelyninthegarden Oct 20, 2020 2:40 PM 429
What Keppel 3 (or more) favorites did you see on his website? by evelyninthegarden Dec 6, 2019 8:36 AM 24
Mid-May at Mid-America by Lestv Feb 23, 2020 10:11 PM 234
I got a box! 2019 by evelyninthegarden Dec 12, 2019 12:19 AM 525
Zone7 bloom 2019 by arilbred May 14, 2019 8:44 AM 32
California Dreaming.... by evelyninthegarden Dec 23, 2020 10:17 PM 1,678
Bonnie's Bloomers a.k.a. Fellowship of the Garden by grannysgarden Feb 3, 2021 10:06 PM 2,749
What white Irises do you have in your garden? by evelyninthegarden Nov 15, 2020 10:01 PM 79
2018 Seedlings by ARUBA1334 May 23, 2019 11:22 PM 698
Blooms 2019 by cliftoncat Mar 11, 2020 9:12 PM 2,568
2019 Orders Already! by LizinElizabeth Jun 25, 2019 7:21 AM 833
2018 ........i got a box!!!😁😍 by shizen Mar 15, 2019 3:12 PM 1,448
Yellow TB Iris by urania1 Mar 27, 2019 2:36 PM 25
Magical Michigan 2018-Lindsay's Garden by Lbsmitty Jul 18, 2018 1:34 PM 340
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
Bonnie's Bloomers 2018 by grannysgarden Mar 22, 2019 11:45 AM 1,782

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