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Tall Bearded Iris 'Galoubet'


Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Galoubet
Registered or introduced: Collected Pre-18th Century Registered 1948 Vilmorin
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Tall Bearded (TB)


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


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


All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Scarlet (Dark Red)

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Pale Yellow

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

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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:


Propagation Methods:

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

Seed Collecting:

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Awards (if applicable):

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Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jan 22, 2013, themikesmom wrote:

'Galoubet' is an Ancient French bearded yellow germanica iris. It is registered as a Tall Bearded iris but i personally would probably call it a Miniature Tall Bearded [MTB] as it has the same smaller flowers size as Sherwin Wright, which is an MTB.. It has a beautiful golden yellow color with dark burgundy red purple veining on the falls, yellow horns and mandarin beards. It gets about 24 inches tall. I do not own this iris or yet have any experience growing it, as I dont think anyone even grows it yet in the States; but I am giving it a positive for its shear beauty, rarity, and ancient historic iris status alone.
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