Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Kharput
Additional cultivar information:(aka Asiatica, Italia, Karput)
Hybridized by Barr
Registered or introduced: 1895
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Class:

Intermediate Bearded (IB)

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 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:

Blue-Violet

Dark Purple/Black

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)

Patent Information:

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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):

Award of Merit

Regional

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

Harlowton, Montana

Homer, New York

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Feb 14, 2009, estrail1rider from Melfa, VA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Collected by Barr, 1895

Neutral

On Jul 6, 2008, Margiempv from Oro Valley, AZ (Zone 9a) wrote:

Early Blooming and Fragrant!

Kharput is a "very large and handsome Germanica with a lovely velvety texture. Standards are violet blue; falls deeper purple." (description from "The Iris Catalog, Biltmore Nursery", 1912)

Award of Merit in 1916, and in 1927. Other aka names are: Asiatica, Italia, and Karput.