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PlantFiles: Standard Dwarf Bearded Iris
Iris 'Pilgrims' Choice'

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Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Pilgrims' Choice
Hybridized by Willott; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1990

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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
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Blue-Violet
Cream/Tan
Silver/Gray

Bloom Time:
Midseason (M)

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)
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):
Unknown - Tell us

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Elizabethtown On Jun 14, 2005, Elizabethtown from Hagerstown, MD (Zone 6a) wrote:

Willott, 1990. 12" (31 cm). Blooms M.
According to the Iris Registry, "S. blend of grey blue and ecru; F. light violet blue, edged S. color; beards bright violet blue; ruffled. (Royal Silk X Michael Paul).

Looking for an Iris that really gives you a shade of grey? Try this one, interesting shades of grey too. Definitely a delight.

Regional...

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

Hagerstown, Maryland
Deer River, Minnesota
Shepherd, Montana
Coshocton, Ohio
Augusta, Wisconsin



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