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PlantFiles: Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Creole Belle'

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Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Creole Belle
Hybridized by Nicholls; Year of Registration or Introduction: 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

Danger:
All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Purple
Dark Purple/Black
Brown/Bronze

Bloom Time:
Early midseason (EM)

Foliage:
Herbaceous

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant

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

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive themikesmom On Jul 8, 2012, themikesmom from Concord, NC wrote:

'Creole Belle' 1934 Nichols EM bloomtime 36" tall HM 36. A Satiny Bishop's Purple Standards, Semi-Faring Purple Falls and Dark Purple Hafts blended with Brown extending down. Delightfully Perfumed Fragrance like no other Iris. This is one of my favorite irises.

Regional...

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

Concord, North Carolina



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