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Iris 'Loreley'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Loreley
Hybridized by Goos-Koenemann; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1909

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8 members have or want this plant for trade.

Flat Flower Form/Standards Absent

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 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

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Midseason (M)
Late Midseason (MLa)


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Awards (if applicable):
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4 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral Joan On Aug 26, 2011, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

As of August 26, 2011, the classification of this historic cultivar seems to be unknown. To avoid further confusion, we have removed any references to it being a TB (as it was registered as), and both BB and IB as is being debated.

Positive jxmas On May 21, 2011, jxmas from Marble Hill, NY (Zone 6a) wrote:

very fast increaser for me

Positive grannymarsh On Jun 6, 2006, grannymarsh from Marquette, MI (Zone 5a) wrote:

Good increases. Lovely old Iris. Worth growing

Positive Mainecoon On Jun 9, 2005, Mainecoon from Shepherd, MT wrote:

Loreley has been a easy iris to grow for me in zone 4

Positive Dylilylover On Jul 2, 2004, Dylilylover from Machesney Park, IL wrote:

LORELEY; (G & K, Registered.1909) IB, 27" S. Martius yellow. F. Raisin purple margined canary yellow, marked at the half with reticulations on white ground.


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

, (2 reports)
Bakersfield, California
Sebastopol, California
Monroe, Connecticut
Machesney Park, Illinois
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Durham, Maine
Hagerstown, Maryland
Ware, Massachusetts
Wayland, Massachusetts
Belleville, Michigan
Robertsville, Missouri
Springfield, Missouri
South Sioux City, Nebraska
Kingston, New York
Coshocton, Ohio
Greeneville, Tennessee
Sweetwater, Tennessee
Sheridan, Wyoming

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