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PlantFiles: Border Bearded Iris
Iris 'Sonja's Selah'

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Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Sonja's Selah
Hybridized by Ensminger; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1988

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Class:
Border Bearded (BB)

Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 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:
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:
Pale Pink
Pink
Coral/Apricot
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Midseason (MLa)

Foliage:
Herbaceous

Other details:
Flowers are fragrant
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
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:
Non-patented

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):
Honorable Mention
Award of Merit
Knowlton Medal (BB)

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Profile:

1 positive
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral harloiris On Feb 1, 2012, harloiris from Harlowton, MT wrote:

I love this iris; one of my favorites. However, it is slow to increase and I have had to baby it along at times.

Neutral Joan On Dec 18, 2005, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

Awards: American Iris Society Honorable Mention '91, Award of Merit '93, Knowlton Medal '97

Positive mhelm On Jun 11, 2003, mhelm from Fargo, ND wrote:

A high performer. Deep salmon falls ringed with white are thick, substantial, very nice form. Very showy and long lasting blooms on sturdy stems. One of the last to bloom, about 20" high. Highly recommend.

Regional...

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

Iowa City, Iowa
Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Robertsville, Missouri
Greeneville, Tennessee



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