Border Bearded Iris, Intermediate Bearded Iris, Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Loreley'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Loreley
Hybridized by Goos-Koenemann
Registered or introduced: 1909
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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:

Unknown - Tell us

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):

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


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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Gardeners' Notes:


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.


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

very fast increaser for me


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

Good increases. Lovely old Iris. Worth growing


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

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


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.