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PlantFiles: Intermediate Bearded Iris
Iris 'Oklahoma Bandit'

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Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Oklahoma Bandit
Hybridized by Nichols; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1979

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Class:
Intermediate Bearded (IB)

Height:
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:
Red
Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Bloom Time:
Midseason (M)
Late Midseason (MLa)
Late (La)

Foliage:
Herbaceous

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Flowers are good for cutting

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
Hans and Jacob Sass Medal (IB)

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Profile:

2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral Joan On Jul 8, 2008, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

Awards: HM 1982, AM 1984, Sass 1988.

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

The maroon print on the falls makes this iris compliment most dark "reds".

Positive NellPercy On Jun 20, 2003, NellPercy from Ponca City, OK wrote:

Nichols '80 E This is one that has to grow on you. At first sight the reaction is usually "yuck" until you really look at it. It is a blend of soft golden yellow with brown and hints of lavender. Grows, blooms and multiplies well.

Regional...

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

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
Gainesville, Georgia
Boise, Idaho
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Hagerstown, Maryland
Deer River, Minnesota
Robertsville, Missouri
Shepherd, Montana
Coshocton, Ohio
Lawton, Oklahoma
Ponca City, Oklahoma
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Greeneville, Tennessee
Augusta, Wisconsin



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