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PlantFiles: Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Explicit'

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Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Explicit
Hybridized by Ghio; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2004

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Class:
Tall Bearded (TB)

Height:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 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

Danger:
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow
Brown/Bronze

Bloom Time:
Early midseason (EM)

Foliage:
Herbaceous

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Flowers are good for cutting

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:
Non-patented

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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Profile:

2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive Margiempv On Apr 7, 2009, Margiempv from Oro Valley, AZ (Zone 9a) wrote:

A little slow growing, but when it blooms, it makes it all worth it. Grows to 32 inches.

S. bright gold; F. black mahogany, large gold sunburst.
Parentage: Pennant Fever X U97-5E, unknown.

Positive Mainer On Jan 28, 2009, Mainer from Durham, ME (Zone 3a) wrote:

Love the color on this one and it holds up well in the rain. Have it in my raised wooden bed, survived one Maine winter and bloomed.

Neutral Joan On Jul 23, 2007, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

Awards: Honorable Mention 2007; Award of Merit 2009

Regional...

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

Tucson, Arizona
Bakersfield, California
Gainesville, Georgia
Durham, Maine
Shepherd, Montana
Greeneville, Tennessee
Vancouver, Washington



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