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PlantFiles: Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Fabian'

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Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Fabian
Hybridized by Salter; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1868

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Class:
Tall Bearded (TB)

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

Bloom Color:
Purple
Cream/Tan
Silver/Gray

Bloom Time:
Late (La)

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:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
Allow cut surface to callous over before planting

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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Profile:

2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive Dave39 On Jul 16, 2013, Dave39 from Mount Wolf, PA wrote:

The 1939 checklist listed this variety as obsolete. It was found growing at Presby Memorial Garden in New Jersey according to AIS information.

Positive lhabitat On May 24, 2010, lhabitat from Spencer, IN wrote:

Fabian -- Salter 1868 England---listed on the historic website as a smokey purple---standards are smokey grey/lavender/tan depending on exposure and bloom; falls Tyrian purple---extremely fragrant --- diploid---branching---vigorous.

Regional...

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

Indianapolis, Indiana
Spencer, Indiana
Deer River, Minnesota
Alton, Missouri
Robertsville, Missouri
Roswell, New Mexico
Concord, North Carolina
Mount Wolf, Pennsylvania



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