Arilbred Iris
Iris 'Butterfly Wings'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Butterfly Wings
Hybridized by C. G. White
Registered or introduced: 1945
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Class:

Arilbred (AB)

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 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

Bloom Time:

Early midseason (EM)

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

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

Regional

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

Tucson, Arizona

Wichita, Kansas

Durham, Maine

Robertsville, Missouri

Shepherd, Montana

Nineveh, New York

Concord, North Carolina

Greeneville, Tennessee

Knoxville, Tennessee

Sweetwater, Tennessee

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Apr 8, 2007, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

Awards: Honorable Mention 1947

Positive

On Mar 20, 2006, Margiempv from Oro Valley, AZ (Zone 9a) wrote:

Very good grower - interesting pattern.

Pale translucent lilac blue standards veined darker, falls white blending to lilac - veined rust and dark scarlet red .......... (thickly lined...... like the wings of a butterfly).

(Pink Jadu x I. susiana) X (Theme x Sacramento)