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Arilbred Iris
Iris 'Spirit of Caleb'

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

Arilbred (AB)

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

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:

Pale Yellow

Chartreuse (Yellow-Green)

Brown/Bronze

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Midseason (M)

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

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

Award of Merit

Clarence G. White Medal (AB)

Regional

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

Macy, Indiana

Shepherd, Montana

Coshocton, Ohio

Pullman, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On May 19, 2007, TBGDN from (Zone 5a) wrote:

This was a pleasant surprise in an iris planted less than 10 months. From a single rhizome planted last July 2006, it has formed six increases and bloomed beautifully twice this past week. My experience with arilbreds has been very limited to non-existent until last year. This one in particular is very attractive and quite distinct.

Neutral

On Jul 17, 2006, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

American Iris Society Awards: Honorable Mention 2004; Award of Merit 2006; Clarence G. White Medal 2009