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PlantFiles: Louisiana Iris
Iris 'Better Belive It'

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Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Better Belive It
Hybridized by Taylor; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1999

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Class:
Louisiana (LA)

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 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)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Fuchsia (Red-Purple)
Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:
Late Midseason (MLa)

Foliage:
Herbaceous
Smooth-Textured

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings
Flowers are good for cutting

Soil pH requirements:
4.6 to 5.0 (highly acidic)
5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)

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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No positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral Margiempv On Apr 4, 2006, Margiempv from Oro Valley, AZ (Zone 9a) wrote:

S. yellow spray pattern, border red; style arms yellow, blushed red; F. yellow spray pattern, red border, green-ribbed yellow signal.

Desert Jewel X Margaret Lee.,
Introduced by: Rainbow Ridge 1998/99. "

Regional...

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

Tucson, Arizona



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