Standard Dwarf Bearded Iris
Iris 'Orange Tiger'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Orange Tiger
Hybridized by B. Jones
Registered or introduced: 1987
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Class:

Standard Dwarf Bearded (SDB)

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 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:

Orange

Bloom Time:

Midseason (M)

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:

Unknown - Tell us

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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Macy, Indiana

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Deer River, Minnesota

Shepherd, Montana

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Greeneville, Tennessee

Augusta, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Apr 12, 2010, Maxsmomma from Philadelphia, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

Fragrance is slight and an orangey scent, more sweet than citrus.

Positive

On Apr 27, 2006, TBGDN from (Zone 5a) wrote:

A very nice SDB with bushy orange beards; good garden habits. The following information is from the AIS Checklist Database. "((Bennett Jones, R. 1987). Sdlg. M379-1. SDB 11" (28 cm) M. "Medium deep orange; deeper orange beard; slight sweet fragrance. Hooligan X M309: (Solar Flight x M255: (Melon Honey x E. Roberts 65R11))., B. Jones 1988. HM 1990, AM 1992, Cook 1994".)

Neutral

On Dec 19, 2005, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

Awards: American Iris Society Honorable Mention '90, Award of Merit '92, Cook-Douglas Medal '94