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PlantFiles: Siberian Iris
Iris sibirica 'Lady Vanessa'

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Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Species: sibirica (sy-BEER-ah-kuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Lady Vanessa
Hybridized by Hollingworth; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1985

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Class:
Siberian (SIB)

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

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

Hardiness:
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)
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:
Maroon (Purple-Brown)

Bloom Time:
Midseason (M)

Foliage:
Herbaceous

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
This plant is resistant to deer

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

Awards (if applicable):
Honorable Mention
Award of Merit
Morgan-Wood Medal (SIB)

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Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral Joan On Jul 3, 2008, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

Awards: Award of Merit 1990; Morgan-Wood Medal 1992

Positive Dylilylover On Jul 2, 2004, Dylilylover from Machesney Park, IL wrote:

LADY VANESSA; (R. Hollingworth, Registered1985) SIB. 36", S. Light wine red. Feathered styles lighter than falls. F. Ruffled medium wine red. Inconspicuous white signal.
Always puts on a show in zone 4A

Regional...

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

Machesney Park, Illinois
Deer River, Minnesota
Coshocton, Ohio



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