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PlantFiles: Border Bearded Iris
Iris 'Whoop 'em Up'

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Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Whoop 'em Up
Hybridized by Brady; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1973

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Class:
Border Bearded (BB)

Height:
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:
Gold (Yellow-Orange)
Maroon (Purple-Brown)

Bloom Time:
Early (E)
Early midseason (EM)
Midseason (M)
Late Midseason (MLa)

Foliage:
Herbaceous

Other details:
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:
Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
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

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive grannymarsh On Jun 8, 2007, grannymarsh from Marquette, MI (Zone 5a) wrote:

Very striking flower, the colors are crisp and the petals have good substance

Positive Elizabethtown On Jun 14, 2005, Elizabethtown from Hagerstown, MD (Zone 6a) wrote:

Such a strong plant. This one is perfectly proportioned on very sturdy stems. Has never rebloomed for me but has been reported to rebloom in zone 7.

Brady, 1974. Golden yellow stands; F. maroon with a matching golden yellow edge.

Regional...

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

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Hagerstown, Maryland
Coshocton, Ohio
Lawton, Oklahoma
Greeneville, Tennessee



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