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PlantFiles: Intermediate Bearded Iris
Iris 'Gnu Rayz'

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Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Gnu Rayz
Hybridized by Kasperek; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1996

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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
Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:
Chartreuse (Yellow-Green)
Blue-Violet
Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:
Midseason (M)

Foliage:
Herbaceous

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:
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
Hans and Jacob Sass Medal (IB)

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Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive pajaritomt On May 14, 2008, pajaritomt from Los Alamos, NM (Zone 5a) wrote:

Blooming with several blooms its first year in my yard, Gnu Rayz is growing very nicely and it seems to thrive on lack of care. Very attractive as well. It is the earliest of my IB's this year.

Neutral Joan On Sep 16, 2005, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

Awards: American Iris Society Honorable Mention 1999, Award of Merit 2001 & 2002, Hans and Jacob Sass Medal 2004

Regional...

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

Oro Valley, Arizona
Yosemite Lakes, California
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa
Cherryvale, Kansas
Oskaloosa, Kansas
Salvisa, Kentucky
Deer River, Minnesota
Shepherd, Montana
South Sioux City, Nebraska
Los Alamos, New Mexico
Belfield, North Dakota
Coshocton, Ohio



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