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PlantFiles: Intermediate Bearded Iris
Iris 'Low Ho Silver'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Low Ho Silver
Hybridized by Byers; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1988

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5 members have or want this plant for trade.

Intermediate Bearded (IB)

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Early midseason (EM)
Midseason (M)
Late Midseason (MLa)
Reblooming (Re)


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
Allow cut surface to callous over before planting

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Awards (if applicable):
Honorable Mention
Award of Merit

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7 positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive asturnut On Jun 23, 2013, asturnut from Anchorage, AK (Zone 4b) wrote:

'Lo Ho Silver' is a mighty little plant in the garden. Flowers prolifically, increases mightily and smells like heaven. The flowers are a lovely white that sparkle silver. 'Lo Ho Silver' is an Intermediate Bearded iris, and therefore is much shorter than what most people are accustomed to. That makes it a great addition to the garden when looking for something to fill in between the short and tall sections of your garden. Great choice for a beginner!

Neutral bazil323 On Aug 22, 2011, bazil323 from Cameron, WI (Zone 3b) wrote:

This variety has an alias of "Lo Ho Silver." I just bought 3 rhizomes this year, so I will have to wait to rate it high or low. :)

Positive caitlinsgarden On May 21, 2010, caitlinsgarden from McGregor, IA (Zone 4b) wrote:

Early, profuse bloomer with a wonderful fragrance - reminds me of old fashioned peonies.

Positive teacher_dawg On Dec 10, 2009, teacher_dawg from Blackshear, GA wrote:

LoHo bloomed for me after only six weeks in the ground. I planted them at the beginning of September and had blooms by late October. I have two plants blooming now. I am extremely pleased with this variety.

Positive PaintedAcres On Oct 19, 2009, PaintedAcres from Weatherby, MO (Zone 5a) wrote:

Low Ho Silver is reblooming here at Painted Acres Farm in Zone 5 on Oct 18th. Great rebloomer!

Positive Homefire On Sep 2, 2007, Homefire from Portsmouth, VA wrote:

19" E-L RE
Small but mighty. It reblooms so often here in Virginia that it is almost a constant bloomer. It has even bloomed in November and February for me. It just keeps on blooming and blooming and blooming and blooming......

Positive pattybear On Sep 1, 2006, pattybear from Taipei
Taiwan wrote:

I'm living in Taiwan (Zone 11).
It's a great multiple rebloomer!!
My plant blooms in April, June and right now!

Neutral Joan On Dec 21, 2005, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

Awards: American Iris Society Honorable Mention 1991, Award of Merit 1994

Positive Margiempv On Nov 28, 2003, Margiempv from Oro Valley, AZ (Zone 9a) wrote:



This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Tucson, Arizona (2 reports)
Blackshear, Georgia
Carmel, Indiana
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Mc Gregor, Iowa
Durham, Maine
Deer River, Minnesota
Weatherby, Missouri
Millville, New Jersey
Enid, Oklahoma
Lawton, Oklahoma
Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania
Portsmouth, Virginia

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