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PlantFiles: Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Big Apple'

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Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Big Apple
Hybridized by Kerr; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2004

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13 members have or want this plant for trade.

Class:
Tall Bearded (TB)

Height:
36-48 in. (90-120 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)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:
Red
Scarlet (Dark Red)

Bloom Time:
Midseason (M)

Foliage:
Herbaceous

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Flowers are good for cutting

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):
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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive disterheft On May 5, 2013, disterheft from Columbia, SC wrote:

A real show-stopper in my garden.

Positive Eileenannie On Apr 18, 2011, Eileenannie from Antioch, CA wrote:

This truly is the largest iris in my collection. It is huge and worth obtaining. Color is outstanding with excellent show branching.

Regional...

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

Antioch, California
Roswell, Georgia
Los Alamos, New Mexico
Norristown, Pennsylvania
Columbia, South Carolina
Greeneville, Tennessee



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