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Tall bearded iris
Iris Iris 'Dream'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Species: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Dream
Hybridized by Grace Sturtevant
Registered or introduced: 1918
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Class:

Tall Bearded (TB)

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:

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:

Pale Pink

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Flowers are good for cutting

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

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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On Mar 2, 2012, LauraSteele from Fort Wayne, IN wrote:

From the 1928 Lee R. Bonnewitz Iris and Peony catalog of Van Wert, Ohio:
DREAM (Sturtevant). The best and the most popular lilac-pink Iris originated in America. It is sometimes compared with SUSAN BLISS and with MRS. MARION CRAN, and it is undoubtedly becoming more popular every year. $1.00

This iris is apparently extinct in the U. S. The only place I've found it is in Germany and they can't ship to the U. S. I REALLY need this iris to complete the restoration of my great-grandfather's 1928 garden.
From what little bit I've found out about it this iris is a light lilac-pink diploid. Not listed with the Historic Iris Preservation Society or the American Iris Society and I don't know why if it was so popular and grown so widely.