Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Guatemala'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Guatemala
Hybridized by T. Johnson
Registered or introduced: 2005
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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

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Fuchsia (Red-Purple)

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Brown/Bronze

White/Near White

Cream/Tan

Bloom Time:

Midseason (M)

Foliage:

Herbaceous

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:

Non-patented

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):

Honorable Mention

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Tucson, Arizona

Robertsville, Missouri

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Greeneville, Tennessee

Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Jul 13, 2009, Margiempv from Oro Valley, AZ (Zone 9a) wrote:

Interesting color! It has a bit of a hard time growing here, but it has held it's own so far.

S. blue white, deep red-purple spot at base, slight brassy-gold infusions; style arms blue white, buff edge and crest; F. brown ecru, slightly darker veins, russet hafts; beards russet, rusty brown at end, tangerine in throat; ruffled;
** sweet fragrance.

Parentage: Imprimis X Romantic Evening

Neutral

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

Awards: Honorable Mention 2007