Arilbred Iris 'Byzantine Art'


Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Byzantine Art
Hybridized by Baumunk
Registered or introduced: 2000
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Arilbred (AB)


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)


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


Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Scarlet (Dark Red)



Bloom Time:

Midseason (M)



Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

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:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

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

Clarence G. White Medal (AB)

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

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:


Boise, Idaho

Macy, Indiana

Robertsville, Missouri

Shepherd, Montana

Albany, Oregon

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Aug 5, 2007, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

Awards: Honorable Mention 2003; Award of Merit 2005; Clarence G. White Medal 2008


On May 11, 2007, TBGDN from (Zone 5a) wrote:

Byzantine Art From Lowell Baumunk Iris Colorado 2001. It is listed as Sdlg. OL4. AB (OGB), 33"; The description from the AIS Check List database is as follows: "S. medium lavender, midrib tan; style arms tan, blending to lavender at crests; F. tan, very dark red signal with red overlay extending 3/4" from signal; beards yellowish brown. Onlooker X unknown." I only planted this iris in July 2006, and it has bloomed on two stems during the same day in 2007. Arilbreds are new territory for me and they seem quite easily grown since I did nothing special for it. From what I've learned they grow best in very well drained soil with minimal watering.