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PlantFiles: Standard Dwarf Bearded Iris
Iris 'Pele'

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Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Pele
Hybridized by Aitken; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1993

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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)

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:
Orange
Dark Purple/Black
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

Awards (if applicable):
Honorable Mention
Award of Merit
Cook- Douglas Medal (SDB)

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1 positive
1 neutral
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Gardeners' Notes:

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

Awards: American Iris Society Honorable Mention '95, Award of Merit '97, Cook-Douglas Medal '99

Positive mhelm On Jun 11, 2003, mhelm from Fargo, ND wrote:

A mass of color for weeks and weeks -- one of the longest flowering irises I've ever seen. Unusual colors, a real standout. Prolific and vigorous. Highly recommended.

Regional...

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

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Bentonville, Arkansas
Crestline, California
Winterville, Georgia
Boise, Idaho
Durham, Maine
Deer River, Minnesota
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Tupelo, Mississippi
Robertsville, Missouri
Shepherd, Montana
Los Alamos, New Mexico
Norristown, Pennsylvania



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