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Arilbred Iris
Iris 'Genetic Artist'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Genetic Artist
Hybridized by H. Danielson
Registered or introduced: 1971
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Class:

Arilbred (AB)

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

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)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

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)

Blue-Violet

Bloom Time:

Early (E)

Early midseason (EM)

Midseason (M)

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

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):

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Regional

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

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Phoenix, Arizona

Tucson, Arizona

Antioch, California

Durham, Maine

Robertsville, Missouri

Shepherd, Montana

Keansburg, New Jersey

Corrales, New Mexico

Coshocton, Ohio

Rapid City, South Dakota

Greeneville, Tennessee

Rockford, Tennessee

Fort Worth, Texas

Fort Washakie, Wyoming

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Gardeners' Notes:

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0
neutrals
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RatingContent
Positive

On May 26, 2005, Mainecoon from Shepherd, MT wrote:

Genetic Artist has been very a good grower for me in my area. In areas where soil is acid, a little lime should be
added. Gypsum is recommended. Arilbreds need more
frequent division. Sharp drainage

Description of Gentic Artist Odd coloration of bronzy yellow
& blue, center petal to side of ribs metallic lavender blue
with red bronze & tint of henna. Lavender beard