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
Registered or introduced: 1985
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Class:

Intermediate Bearded (IB)

Height:

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)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

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)

Foliage:

Herbaceous

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)

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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are fragrant

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:

, (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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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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

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

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