Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Nimitz'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Nimitz
Hybridized by D. Spoon
Registered or introduced: 2009
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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:

Blue-Violet

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Herbaceous

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:

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

Awards (if applicable):

Unknown - Tell us

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Jun 22, 2009, Elizabethtown from Hagerstown, MD (Zone 6a) wrote:

According to the Winterberry Gardens Catalog 2009, "Sdlg. 2001-178NGLCTA. TB, 37" (94 cm), 7-9 bud showstalks, M.S. grayed lavender-blue (RHS 92C) with darker midribs, style arms same darker at midribs; F. violet bllue (93 B). Beards lavender-blue and tipped orange (25A) deep in throat. Wide, overlapping falls, flared, highly ruffled and fluted, and lightly laced. Muscadine grape fragrance. Vigorous growth. Fertile both ways. Described by garden visitors as an updated Mystique. Honky Tonk Blues X Recurring Delight."