Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Eros'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Eros
Hybridized by Meid-Reidel
Registered or introduced: 1934
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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:

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

Pink

Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:

Midseason (M)

Foliage:

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Other details:

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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:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Awards (if applicable):

Honorable Mention

Award of Merit

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Mar 1, 2012, themikesmom from Concord, NC wrote:

Eros (Aphrodite x Vesper) Meid-Reidel 1934 M TB Historic HM 1934 AM 1936. Wonderful True Pink iris with yellow horns and pale yellow veining on the beard. Truest pink historic iris i've ever seen, with kind of a salmon tinge to it that it takes on, after it's been open for a bit, and it starts to decline,..just really beautiful, the only other very old small bloom size ancient pink that comes close to it in color, size and appearance, is the rare iris 'Tokay' by Nichols.