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PlantFiles: 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; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1971

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7 members have or want this plant for trade.

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

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By jfrizzell
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By Melissa_Ohio
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By loic
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By Joan
Thumbnail #4 of Iris  by Joan

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By sjlfinne
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By DaLoveRat
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There are a total of 10 photos.
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5 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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

Awards: Honorable Mention 1973; Award of Merit 1975

Positive Cybrczch 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.

Positive TBGDN On Feb 25, 2006, TBGDN from Macy, IN wrote:

Very hardy, multiplies and blooms well.

Positive Marymar 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

Positive NellPercy 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

Positive TwinLakesChef 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.


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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