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PlantFiles: Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Entice'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Entice
Hybridized by Ghio; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2003

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7 members have or want this plant for trade.

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

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Midseason (MLa)


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:

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

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No positives
3 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral MikenMyrtle On Sep 19, 2010, MikenMyrtle from Myrtle Beach, SC wrote:

It's pretty, but I would agree with the reviewer who identified its slow growth. It was VERY slow to increase here in Zone 8.

Neutral RobertWM On Dec 20, 2009, RobertWM from Clawson, MI wrote:

One of the most beautiful iris I have ever grown, a bright pink, ruffled and lacy, but it is such a painfully slow grower that it can sit for months at a time and produce NO increase. I notice that all the writers who have said where this plant grows are much farther south than I am so I think it's not quite happy with Michigan's climate. I will keep it because it's just so darn beautiful but I think I'll also be forever frustrated with it.

Neutral Joan On Aug 24, 2005, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

Awards: Honorable Mention 2008


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

Tucson, Arizona
Derby, Kansas
Grants Pass, Oregon
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Greeneville, Tennessee

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