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PlantFiles: Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Hidden Gem'

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Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Hidden Gem
Hybridized by M. Valenzuela; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2009

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Class:
Tall Bearded (TB)

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 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
Sun to Partial Shade

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

Bloom Color:
Light Blue
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Early midseason (EM)
Midseason (M)

Foliage:
Herbaceous

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Flowers are good for cutting
Suitable for growing in containers

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:
Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Margiempv On Jun 18, 2009, Margiempv from Oro Valley, AZ (Zone 9a) wrote:

One of my favorites....................it has 13-14 buds on one stalk! An excellent grower and increaser, good branching, an a pleasant form. The color may vary from year to year, but is basically a light blue (including the spots and wider rim on the falls) - -sometimes more of a light silver blue, and at other times a light lavender blue. Dreamy looking in the morning hours.

Grows to 35 inches tall, and blooms early to Mid season.
Parentage: Violet Shimmer x Tanzanian Tangerine

Regional...

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

Tucson, Arizona



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