Miniature Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Honorabile'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Honorabile
Hybridized by Lmon
Registered or introduced: 1840
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Class:

Miniature Tall Bearded (MTB)

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 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:

Bright Yellow

Maroon (Purple-Brown)

Bloom Time:

Late Midseason (MLa)

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):

Unknown - Tell us

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:

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Rock Falls, Illinois

Williamsville, Illinois

Macy, Indiana

Solsberry, Indiana

Iowa City, Iowa

Durham, Maine

Blanchard, Michigan

Deer River, Minnesota

Londonderry, New Hampshire

South Amboy, New Jersey

Los Alamos, New Mexico

Yukon, Oklahoma

Celina, Tennessee

Greeneville, Tennessee

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jan 28, 2009, Mainer from Durham, ME (Zone 3a) wrote:

My house was built in the 1820's and this has been with the house not tenderly carded for when we moved here forty years ago. It survived a long time and deserves a spot in my garden properly cared for. Many sports have come off of this plant. I have a few.

Positive

On Jun 25, 2006, keyi from Yukon, OK (Zone 7b) wrote:

Very striking, very long lasting blooms. The blooms on this first year plant lasted for several days despite strong storms, wind and hail!