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PlantFiles: Standard Dwarf Bearded Iris
Iris 'Gentle Grace'

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Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Gentle Grace
Hybridized by Boushay; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1979

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6 members have or want this plant for trade.

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 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
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Light Blue
Medium Blue
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Early (E)
Early midseason (EM)
Midseason (M)

Foliage:
Herbaceous

Other details:
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:
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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

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By IndaShade
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By flowerfrenzy
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By laurief
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By harloiris
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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive PinetopPlanter On Aug 4, 2009, PinetopPlanter from Auburn Four Corners, PA (Zone 5a) wrote:

I have grown about 9 different varieties of dwarf bearded iris, and Gentle Grace was, by far, the prettiest. The plant possesses good vigour, blooms well, and, as can be seen by the photos posted by other members, is a really nice combination of 'gentle' colors. Very, very pretty.

Regional...

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

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Chicago, Illinois
Macy, Indiana
Deer River, Minnesota
Harlowton, Montana
Shepherd, Montana
Fargo, North Dakota
Coshocton, Ohio
Meshoppen, Pennsylvania
Fort Washakie, Wyoming



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