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Products > Iris 'Frequent Flyer'
Iris 'Frequent Flyer' - White Tall Bearded Iris
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Bulb/Tuber/Rhizome etc.
Family: Iridaceae (Irises)
Origin: Garden Origin
Flower Color: White
Bloomtime: Year-round
Parentage: (Iris 'Eternal Bliss' x I. 'White Reprise')
Height: 2-3 feet
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Deer Tolerant: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 15-20 F
Iris 'Frequent Flyer' (White Tall Bearded Iris) - An upright growing tall bearded iris (defined as those irises with branching stalks with a height of at least 70 cm with many ruffled and lacey flowers) with vigorous large clumps of handsome gray-green basal leaves and stout branched stems to nearly 3 feet tall bearing large flowers that with white ruffled petals, pale lemon colored beards and a faint but clean fragrance. Plant in full sun to light shade. Water and fertilize regularly. This is one of the most popular of the tall bearded iris for the garden and its good reason as it is a reblooming one that blooms early and in fact can continue to bloom in our coastal mediterranean climate into early winter. A great plant for the garden and for cut flowers; according to our friends at Greenwood Nursery, the cut stems of 'Frequent Flyer' have even flown on a Rose Parade float! This iris was bred by Richard Ellis Gibson (1916-1997) of Stockton, California, who released it into the trade in 1994. It is the result of crossing Iris 'Eternal Bliss' with I. 'White Reprise'. Gibson was President of the Reblooming Iris Society from 1975-1977 and besides 'Frequent Flyer' was also responsible for producing several other cultivars, including 'Destry Rides Again', 'Early Snowbird' and 'Spyglass Hill'. We have grown Iris 'Frequent Flyer' since first getting it in 2001 from John Schoustra of Greenwood Nursery in Somis, California and we thank John for introducing this great iris to us. 

This information about Iris 'Frequent Flyer' displayed is based on research conducted in our horticultural library and from reliable online resources. We also will relate observations made about it as it grows in our nursery gardens and other gardens we have visited, as well how the crops have performed in containers in our nursery field. We will also incorporate comments that we receive from others and we welcome hearing from anyone with additional information, particularly if they can share any cultural information that would aid others in growing it.