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PlantFiles: Border Bearded Iris
Iris 'Drady'

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Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Drady

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Class:
Border Bearded (BB)

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 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:
Purple
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Midseason (M)
Late Midseason (MLa)

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:
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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

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Profile:

2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral Mainer On Jan 25, 2007, Mainer from Durham, ME (Zone 3a) wrote:

Am watching this one closely in my garden. Had flood type rains during bloom time this past Spring and Drady tried to bloom as a first year plant. Impressed that it did nor rot like other irises.

Positive Margiempv On Mar 14, 2006, Margiempv from Oro Valley, AZ (Zone 9a) wrote:

Gorgeous!! Grows as an MTB, rather than a Border Bearded.
NOTE: It was NOT hybridized by Edinger. Parentage and hybridizer unknown;,...... in circulation prior to 1960, distributed by Mary Williamson. It was Registered by Edinger.

Positive tazzy On Apr 23, 2005, tazzy from Sand Springs, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

Beautiful iris that has been around 40 years and not registered till 1999, as a Border Bearded Iris
.In this part of Oklahoma it grows more like Miniature Tall Bearded

Regional...

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

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Tucson, Arizona
Durham, Maine



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