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PlantFiles: Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Hi There Gorgeous'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Hi There Gorgeous
Hybridized by Jedlicka; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2007

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Tall Bearded (TB)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

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

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

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Midseason (M)


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant
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:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
Allow cut surface to callous over before planting

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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1 positive
No neutrals
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

Negative gaited1 On May 13, 2014, gaited1 from Clio, CA (Zone 7a) wrote:

Only lasted 1 season, then died off over winter.

Positive Margiempv On Jul 19, 2009, Margiempv from Oro Valley, AZ (Zone 9a) wrote:

Lovely iris.

S. white, occasional small purple splashes; style arms white, trace of lavender, serrated crests; F. white ground, 1/4" white border surrounds heavy purple plicata dotting which thins out near beard, plicata center line, purple lines on hafts; beards orange in throat; yellow in middle, white at end; ruffled, diamond dusted;

* slight sweet fragrance.
Parentage: Peach Royale X Bruneau Jasper


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

Tucson, Arizona
Clio, California (2 reports)
Gainesville, Georgia
Saint Louis, Missouri
Shepherd, Montana
Lincoln, Nebraska
Rapid City, South Dakota
Greeneville, Tennessee

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