Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Nouveau Riche'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Nouveau Riche
Hybridized by Keppel
Registered or introduced: 2007
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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:

Bright Yellow

Brown/Bronze

Bloom Time:

Extra early (EE)

Early (E)

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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Regional

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

Bakersfield, California

Lawton, Oklahoma

Greeneville, Tennessee

Pleasant Grove, Utah

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jan 31, 2008, Marilynbeth from Hebron, KY wrote:

"Description courtesy of Keith Keppel, used by permission"

Nouveau Riche

VE-E 40" (Mysterious Ways sib x Ghio 95-30-02: ((Rogue x Quito) x (Island Dancer))

Can hardly wait until TB season to flaunt it. Rich brassy yellow standards have a rosy mauve central area. Dandelion gold falls carry a small cream glint near the yellow ochre beard. Tightly constructed flowers deeply ruffled on the shoulders, falls lightly flared. Tall, sturdy stalks with up to eight or nine buds. One of the brightest of the 'golden tops'.
Seedling #99-93A