Winter-blooming Algerian Iris
Iris unguicularis 'Mary Barnard'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Species: unguicularis (un-gwee-kew-LAIR-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Mary Barnard
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Class:

Species

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

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 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

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Medium Blue

Bloom Time:

Extra early (EE)

Foliage:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

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Seed Collecting:

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Awards (if applicable):

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Regional

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

Arroyo Grande, California

Dahlonega, Georgia

Freeland, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jan 7, 2013, Domehomedee from Arroyo Grande, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

I have had these in my garden for over 10 years. They have nice strap type leaves and bloom in winter, December - February here in coastal California. The blooms are down in the foliage so they are best positioned near a path or to the front of the flower bed.

Positive

On Dec 24, 2011, RandyRick from Dahlonega, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

I have 3 Mary Barnard's blooming on Christmas Eve 2011 in my garden. These were planted last spring along with 2 other cultivars of Winter Iris.