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PlantFiles: Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Copper Canyon'

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Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Copper Canyon
Hybridized by Tompkins; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1950

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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:
Orange
Brown/Bronze

Bloom Time:
Midseason (M)

Foliage:
Herbaceous

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
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)
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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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive LoveTheFounders On May 19, 2010, LoveTheFounders from Pickerington, OH wrote:

This iris was given to me by a member of the family who first bred this iris, now living in Brandywine area of PA. I grew this successfully in Philadelphia area, then moved it to OH with me. The color is slightly less copper here in OH than it was in PA, more of a flesh-tone, but then my soil here is 7.2 instead of 6.5 Anyway, LOVE this iris. Spreads slowly in dense growth habit. Seems to suffer from BloomOut a bit. Tolerant of neglect, heat, dry, dogs peeing on them, chickens scratching up the roots, and hoses being run over them. A hardy backyard friend with great sentimental value. Love them.

Regional...

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

Pickerington, Ohio



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