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PlantFiles: Standard Dwarf Bearded Iris
Iris 'Bedford Lilac'

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Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Bedford Lilac
Hybridized by Jones; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1990

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Class:
Standard Dwarf Bearded (SDB)

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
15-18 in. (38-45 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:
Light Blue

Bloom Time:
Midseason (M)

Foliage:
Herbaceous

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

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
Cook- Douglas Medal (SDB)

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Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive TBGDN On Feb 17, 2006, TBGDN from Macy, IN wrote:

BEDFORD LILAC: (Bennett Jones, R. 1990). Sdlg. 362-1. SDB 11" (28 cm) M. "Flax blue (HCC 642/1), deeper blended F. spot; self beards. Sapphire Jewel X 297-1: ((Blithe Blue x ((Meadow Moss x 175) x (Gingerbread Man x Meadow Moss))) x ((Gingerbread Man x Meadow Moss) x (Meadow Moss x Kentucky Bluegrass)))., Bennett Jones 1991. HM 1993, AM 1995, Cook 1997": Excellent growth and prolific bloom habits. Sometimes will open four falls on several blooms within a clump. Completely winter hardy here. Although it is listed 'officially' as flax blue, a lavender cast is strong. Nice!

Neutral Joan On Dec 18, 2005, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

Awards: American Iris Society Honorable Mention '93, Award of Merit '95, Cook-Douglas Medal '97

Regional...

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

Macy, Indiana
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Hagerstown, Maryland
Deer River, Minnesota
Shepherd, Montana



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