Intermediate Bearded Iris
Iris 'Softly'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Softly
Hybridized by Tasco
Registered or introduced: 2002
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Class:

Intermediate Bearded (IB)

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)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

Pink

Rose/Mauve

Bloom Time:

Late Midseason (MLa)

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

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):

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Macy, Indiana

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Feb 18, 2006, TBGDN from (Zone 5a) wrote:

(Richard Tasco, R. 2002). IB 25" (64 cm) ML. Standards light mauve pink; Style arms light mauve pink, lavender lip; Falls light orient pink, edge slightly darker; beards reddish orange, end medium bluish violet; lightly ruffled; slight fragrance.

Spring Tidings X Chanted

This is my third year of growing this iris, and I have only very positive reviews of it. First it is very hardy (5a/b) here, good growth, excellent bloom and a great looking IB! Personally, I highly recommend it for those who are looking for great quality and beauty.