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PlantFiles: Border Bearded Iris
Iris 'Delightful Kid'

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Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Delightful Kid
Hybridized by Innerst; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2000

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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
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Pink
Violet/Lavender
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Midseason (MLa)

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)

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):
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive zacattack On Nov 15, 2007, zacattack from Fort Worth, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Slow grower in my Texas climate, but that's normally the case with intermediates. Very nice iris that is well liked by visitors.

Positive Elizabethtown On Jun 14, 2005, Elizabethtown from Hagerstown, MD (Zone 6a) wrote:

Took 2 years before settling to provide first bloom. Delightful in every sense of the word. Well worth the wait.

Regional...

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

Tucson, Arizona
Hagerstown, Maryland
Greeneville, Tennessee
Fort Worth, Texas



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