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PlantFiles: Spec-X Iris
Iris 'Alpha Gnu'

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Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Alpha Gnu
Hybridized by Kasperek; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1998

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Class:
Species

Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 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)
Violet/Lavender
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Extra early (EE)

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
Randolph-Perry Medal (SPEC-X)

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Profile:

2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive eolivas103 On Dec 29, 2013, eolivas103 from Las Cruces, NM (Zone 8a) wrote:

Planted fall 2012, bloomed Spring 2013. One of the prettiest Iris's I have ever seen.

Positive KSBaptisia On Aug 19, 2009, KSBaptisia from Beatrice, NE (Zone 5b) wrote:

Alpha Gnu is one of the few broken colored iris I've had that shows vigorous growth. It is roughly equivalent to an Intermediate Bearded Iris in size of the plant, size of the flowers, and time of blooming.

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

Awards: Honorable Mention 2002; Award of Merit 2005; Randolph Perry Medal 2008

Regional...

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

Boise, Idaho
Robertsville, Missouri
Beatrice, Nebraska
Omaha, Nebraska
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Los Alamos, New Mexico
Roswell, New Mexico
Raleigh, North Carolina
Belfield, North Dakota
Greeneville, Tennessee
Galax, Virginia



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