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PlantFiles: Intermediate Bearded Iris
Iris 'Appleblossom Pink'

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Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Appleblossom Pink
Hybridized by Boushay; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1973

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Class:
Intermediate Bearded (IB)

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

Bloom Color:
Pink

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

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:
Unknown - Tell us

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

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2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive Gabrielle On Jul 13, 2011, Gabrielle from (Zone 5a) wrote:

Blooms in May in my garden. I love the color and they are very prolific.

Neutral Joan On Oct 23, 2005, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

Awards: Honorable Mention 1975; Award of Merit 1977

Positive laurief On Oct 21, 2005, laurief from Deer River, MN (Zone 3b) wrote:

Intermediate beardeds (IBs) generally do quite well in my growing conditions. This northern MN zone 3b climate inflicts severe, extended cold during the winter months, often with little snow cover for insulation. The summer growing season is short with temps that sometimes exceed 90 degrees F. My soil is very heavy, compacted clay with a slightly acid pH, though I grow my irises in well-amended, raised beds or windrows with improved friability and drainage. A large local deer population frequently tramples and sometimes grazes on my irises in early spring and late fall. Iris borers are present but managed successfully with a granular systemic grub control product. Weeds are abundant and only occasionally beaten back by an admittedly lazy gardener (yours truly). Fertilization is inconsistent, when provided at all. Different beds range from full sun to barely 5-6 hrs of sun a day.

What APPLEBLOSSOM PINK lacks in exceptional good looks it makes up for in reliable, generous bloom and abundant increase. I can always count on this one to perform. I recommend this cultivar to anyone wanting a splash of mid-height pink in the spring garden.

Laurie

Regional...

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

Washington, Illinois
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Anacoco, Louisiana
Durham, Maine
Deer River, Minnesota
Robertsville, Missouri



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