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Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Creole Belle'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Creole Belle
Hybridized by Nicholls
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

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

Regional

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

Concord, North Carolina

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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.