Intermediate Bearded Iris
Iris 'Rare Edition'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Rare Edition
Hybridized by J. Gatty
Registered or introduced: 1980
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Class:

Intermediate Bearded (IB)

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

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)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Purple

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Early (E)

Early midseason (EM)

Midseason (M)

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Smooth-Textured

This plant is resistant to deer

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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)

Foliage Color:

Blue-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Phoenix, Arizona

Iowa City, Iowa

Wichita, Kansas

Windsor Mill, Maryland

Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts

Robertsville, Missouri

Harlowton, Montana

Auburn, New Hampshire

Newfoundland, New Jersey

Coshocton, Ohio

Lawton, Oklahoma

Herndon, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On May 11, 2015, windykeep from Ailsa Craig
Canada wrote:

I love this great little iris. Blooms with the tall late tulips and looks great with them. Forms a neat clump that never topples over. Also manages not to look ratty when the blooms are gone. Zero maintenance.

Neutral

On Feb 13, 2008, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

Awards: Honorable Mention 1982, Award of Merit 1984, Sass 1986