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Standard Dwarf Bearded Iris
Iris 'Truly'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Truly
Hybridized by Warburton
Registered or introduced: 1977
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Class:

Standard Dwarf Bearded (SDB)

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

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

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Medium Blue

Bloom Time:

Extra early (EE)

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:

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

Awards (if applicable):

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

East Pembroke, New York

Bountiful, Utah

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Jun 23, 2013, strawberry_girl from Bayside, WI wrote:

The first year I got exactly two blooms from 6 corms, and each lasted one day. I was underwhelmed. This year it produced absolutely spectacular blooms, pretty much non-stop over the course of almost 4 weeks. I am in love. Intense sky blue with yellow beards. Totally lit up the border. I will be adding more of these to my garden.

Positive

On Apr 28, 2013, hornetstingme from Bountiful, UT wrote:

Truly did very well for me. It reproduces itself well and flourished through a very heavy winter. I just love the true blue baby blue blossoms on this gorgeous little dwarf.

Neutral

On Dec 20, 2005, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

Awards: American Iris Society Honorable Mention '81