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PlantFiles: Intermediate Bearded Iris
Iris 'Red Zinger'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Red Zinger
Hybridized by Black; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1985

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Intermediate Bearded (IB)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

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

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:
Scarlet (Dark Red)

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


Other details:
Flowers are fragrant
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:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
Allow cut surface to callous over before planting

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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1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive keyi On Apr 19, 2007, keyi from Yukon, OK (Zone 7b) wrote:

Though I cannot in any way call this bloom red (it's more of a Burgandy or Maroon, maybe even blackish); it more than makes up for it's lack of crimson sparkle by pumping out tons of blooms over a long period. Sturdy flowers look pretty even after a hard, windy rain. They hold their form for a long time, some even fading into lovely tiedied hues.

Neutral Joan On Dec 21, 2005, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

Awards: American Iris Society Honorable Mention '87, Award of Merit '89


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

, (2 reports)
Cordele, Georgia
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Wichita, Kansas
Hagerstown, Maryland
Trenton, Michigan
Deer River, Minnesota
Roswell, New Mexico
Kingston, New York
Nineveh, New York
Belfield, North Dakota
Medora, North Dakota
Yukon, Oklahoma
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
Columbia, South Carolina
Greeneville, Tennessee
Readyville, Tennessee
Portsmouth, Virginia
Augusta, Wisconsin
Cameron, Wisconsin
Casper, Wyoming
Fort Washakie, Wyoming

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