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Tall Bearded Iris 'Expose'


Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Expose
Hybridized by Ghio
Registered or introduced: 2003
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Tall Bearded (TB)


24-36 in. (60-90 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

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Medium Blue

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Midseason (MLa)



Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


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

, (2 reports)

Tucson, Arizona

Merced, California

Monroe, Connecticut

Gainesville, Georgia

Durham, Maine

Robertsville, Missouri

Shepherd, Montana

Salem, New Jersey

Las Cruces, New Mexico

Lawton, Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Greeneville, Tennessee

Vancouver, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jul 17, 2006, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

American Iris Society Awards: Honorable Mention 2006; Award of Merit 2008


On Mar 20, 2006, Margiempv from Oro Valley, AZ (Zone 9a) wrote:

slow grower, slow increaser - but WOW - what a color pattern! Worth growing.

S. white; F. white, wide yellow band and shoulders, blue lines radiating from beard to band, with blue dots at end of petal; beards red.


On May 20, 2005, tazzy from Sand Springs, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

a beautiful iris slow increaser , but worth the wait . It sold for highest iris price in USA at first introduction $ 85. 00
By Joe Ghio 2004