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Iris ensata 'Prairie Glory'

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Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Species: ensata (en-SA-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Prairie Glory
Hybridized by Hazzard; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1972

Synonym:Iris kaempferi

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Class:
Japanese (JA)

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:
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

Bloom Color:
Fuchsia (Red-Purple)
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Early (E)

Foliage:
Herbaceous

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings
Very high moisture needs; suitable for bogs and water gardens
This plant is resistant to deer
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

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

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2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive pirl On Dec 20, 2008, pirl from (Arlene) Southold, NY (Zone 7a) wrote:

Very strong grower here. Reaches 3' and formed a lovely clump in a short time.

Positive shadowgirl On May 22, 2005, shadowgirl from Moscow, TN (Zone 7a) wrote:

Will not overwinter in water in zone 7 or lower.

Neutral kivariver On Feb 9, 2005, kivariver from Ipswich, MA (Zone 5b) wrote:

Hazzard, Arthur H. Reg. (1972) Early 3-fall. Very dark red-violet bicolor, dark red-violet veining; yellow signal with blue halo; dark red-violet stylearms with white tips. (La Favorite X unknown).

Regional...

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

Smiths Grove, Kentucky
Pittsford, New York
Southold, New York
Moscow, Tennessee



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