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Border Bearded Iris
Iris 'Tink'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Tink
Hybridized by Durrance
Registered or introduced: 1991
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Class:

Border Bearded (BB)

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 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

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:

Early midseason (EM)

Foliage:

Herbaceous

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:

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):

Honorable Mention

Award of Merit

Regional

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

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Robertsville, Missouri

Shepherd, Montana

Coshocton, Ohio

Greeneville, Tennessee

Plano, Texas

Sheridan, Wyoming

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Mar 6, 2009, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

Awards: Honorable Mention 1993, Award of Merit 1997

Positive

On Aug 21, 2008, seedpicker_TX from (Taylor) Plano, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Purchased these from Superstition Iris Gardens this past January. They arrived in July and looked great~large fat healthy rhizomes.
Not only is the bloom coloring of this iris beautiful and unusual, but it also has beautiful purple based foliage(pbf).
The blooms are small, maybe 3 1/2- 4 inches tall, but they all open together, which makes for an impressive display.