Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Mother Earth') in the Irises Database

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Hybridizer: Ben Hager
Year Of Registration: 1987
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1988
Seedling Number: T3703RfBi
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 37 inches (94 cm)
Bloom Season: Early Mid
Bloom Color Classification: Cream
Violet
Flower Patterns: Bicolor
Bloom Color Description: Oyster cream standards, tinted lavender near edge and beige through center; lavender falls, paler around beards, beige on hafts
Beard Color: Pale blue white
Foliage: Purple Based
Awards: Honorable Mention: 1991

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: Scenario X Pleasure Dome
Child plants: 38 child plants

Perfect name for this Iris, she's a beauty!

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Location: Durham, NCDate: 2017-04-27
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Location: Rose gardenDate: 2013-0601
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Location: IowaDate: 2017-05-16Blooming with Blue Suede Shoes
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Location: Orangeburg, SCDate: 2018-04-30TB Iris Mother Earth
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Date: 2014-06-01
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Location: Belmont garden - full sunDate: 2015-05-23
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Location: IowaDate: 2017-05-16
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Location: Rose gardenDate: 2014-0527
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Location: Belmont Iris garden - full sunDate: 2015-05-23Landscape shot.
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Location: Iowa
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Location: BCDate: 2012
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Location: Rose gardenDate: 2008-0530
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Location: BCDate: 2012-06-15
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Date: 2014-05-26Throat and beard
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Date: 2014-05-26Opening bud
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Date: 2014-06-01
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Location: Rose gardenDate: 2011-0601
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Location: Rose gardenDate: 2013-0531Garden setting
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Location: Belmont Iris garden - full sunDate: 2015-06-04
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Location: Pittsburgh, PADate: 2017-05-20
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Date: 2014-05-26
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Location: Obelisk garden, full sunDate: 2009-0606
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Location: Obelisk garden, full sunDate: 2011-0601
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Location: Rose gardenDate: 2010-0522
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Location: Rose gardenDate: 2013-05-24
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Location: Rose gardenDate: 2009-0524
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Location: Rose gardenDate: 2014-0527
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Location: Belmont Iris garden - full sunDate: 2015-06-04Clearly an iris that requires staking!
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Location: Belmont Iris garden - full sunDate: 2015-06-04
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Location: IowaDate: 2017-05-16
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Location: Northern GermanyDate: 2002-11-01SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA
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Location: Northern GermanyDate: 2002-11-06SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA
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Photo courtesy of Pleasants Valley Iris Farm
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Comments:
Posted by Irislady (B.C. - Zone 5a) on Nov 9, 2013 12:41 PM

Always beautiful & reliable. Good grower. Photos do not do it justice. Highly recommended

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Posted by Scoggins1 on Aug 3, 2018 1:32 PM

Won Queen of Show in S. C. Iris Society Show in 2015

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