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PlantFiles: Garden Bearded Iris
Iris suaveolens

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Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Species: suaveolens (swah-vee-OH-lens) (Info)

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Class:
Species

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:
Unknown - Tell us

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
Chartreuse (Yellow-Green)

Bloom Time:
Midseason (M)

Foliage:
Herbaceous
Blue-Green

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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

Awards (if applicable):
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Ficurinia On Nov 20, 2008, Ficurinia from Portland, OR wrote:

I am not sure if it is due to the zone I live in, but this iris blooms in the fall where I am. (It's zone 8.) Last year it did so, and I just thought it was a fluke. This year, it did it again. I love blooms in November so this is NOT a complaint. The color is an amazing yellow-green. I only wish it grew faster. Doesn't seem to spread the way others often do. I would love more blooms.

Regional...

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

Vail, Colorado
Portland, Oregon



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