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Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Going My Way'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Going My Way
Hybridized by Gibson
Registered or introduced: 1971
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Tall Bearded (TB)


36-48 in. (90-120 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:

Midseason (M)



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:


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):

Honorable Mention

Award of Merit


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

, (2 reports)

Tucson, Arizona

Macy, Indiana

Anacoco, Louisiana

Blanchard, Michigan

Rushford, Minnesota

Lincoln, Nebraska

Belfield, North Dakota

Felicity, Ohio

Lawton, Oklahoma

Ponca City, Oklahoma

Celina, Tennessee

Madison, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


On May 24, 2007, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

Awards: Honorable Mention 1973; Award of Merit 1975


On May 21, 2006, Cybrczch from Lincoln, NE (Zone 5b) wrote:

Has been a reliable grower in Nebraska, strong stems and plenty of buds. 16 flower stems on 2 clumps planted 3 years ago.


On Feb 25, 2006, TBGDN from (Zone 5a) wrote:

Very hardy, multiplies and blooms well.


On Jun 20, 2003, Marymar from Grants Pass, OR (Zone 9a) wrote:

I have not had expreience with this beautiful flower but my sister in Pacifica (So S F) has. Hers finally refused to come back one year-she didn't know why- but unable to get another. It grew fine there she said. Does anybody know where I can get "Going My Way" rizomes? Thanks so much. marymar


On Jun 20, 2003, NellPercy from Ponca City, OK wrote:

If TwinLakesChef's photo is reasonably accurate he/she got an incorrectly labeled plant. jfrizzell's is the correct one. This is a good standby that does well pretty much anywhere. zone 6


On Oct 15, 2002, TwinLakesChef from OC, CA & Twin Lakes IA, IA (Zone 4b) wrote:

It is very pretty and large even though different than I expected-looking forward to keeping it around. And what a surprise to have a fall blooming! Mostly white with pale lavender on edges.