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PlantFiles: Arilbred Iris
Iris 'Zerzura'

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Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Zerzura
Hybridized by Ben Hager; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1989

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Class:
Arilbred (AB)

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
15-18 in. (38-45 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
Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:
Pale Yellow
Dark Purple/Black
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Extra early (EE)
Midseason (M)

Foliage:
Herbaceous

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

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:
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):
Honorable Mention

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive Margiempv On Apr 11, 2006, Margiempv from Oro Valley, AZ (Zone 9a) wrote:

Seems to be a decent grower. I love the white color with it's dark purple/black signal marks around the beard. Striking in bloom!

S. white; pale yellow styles; F. white with just a hint of color when fresh, black signal; greyish yellow beard.
(involved parentage)
Introduced by: Melrose Gardens 1990.

Awards: HM 1992"

Regional...

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

Phoenix, Arizona
Tucson, Arizona
Boise, Idaho



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