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PlantFiles: Miniature Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Honorabile'

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

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Profile:

2 positives
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Mainer 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 keyi 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!

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
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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