Intermediate Bearded Iris
Iris 'Zing Me'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Zing Me
Hybridized by Blyth
Registered or introduced: 1990
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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)

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:

Pale Yellow

Brown/Bronze

White/Near White

Cream/Tan

Bloom Time:

Early midseason (EM)

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

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:

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):

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Regional

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

Arbuckle, California

Macy, Indiana

Hagerstown, Maryland

Deer River, Minnesota

Robertsville, Missouri

Coshocton, Ohio

Greeneville, Tennessee

Fort Worth, Texas

Vancouver, Washington

Augusta, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Feb 18, 2006, TBGDN from (Zone 5a) wrote:

ZING ME: (Barry Blyth, R. 1990). Sdlg. V42-A. IB 20" (51 cm) EM. "S. cream to creamy lemon; F. creamy white, lemon edge, large brown circular area 2/3 down; beards brown, bushy. Jazzamatazz X (Embassadora x Evening Echo)., Tempo Two 1990/91." The preceding information was researched from the American Iris Society. Grows a little short here at 16-18" but makes up for height with colors. Nice combination of cream, white and brown with a strong lavender influence. A very good grower, hardy and quite attractive!