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PlantFiles: Standard Dwarf Bearded Iris
Iris 'Vavoom'

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

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Class:
Standard Dwarf Bearded (SDB)

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:
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

Danger:
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow
Chartreuse (Yellow-Green)

Bloom Time:
Late (La)

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:
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
Cook- Douglas Medal (SDB)

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Profile:

2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive kentstar On May 5, 2010, kentstar from Ravenna, OH (Zone 5b) wrote:

Gets more blooms every year! A little bright, sunny, keeper!

Positive TBGDN On May 4, 2006, TBGDN from Macy, IN wrote:

A new SDB here in 2006; it is a bright, perky little SDB. It is a very healthy grower and has sent up three bloom stalks in its first ten months here. HM 1996, AM 1998

Neutral Joan On Dec 20, 2005, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

Awards: American Iris Society Honorable Mention '96, Award of Merit '98, Cook-Douglas Medal '00

Regional...

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

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Bakersfield, California
Macy, Indiana
South Paris, Maine
Deer River, Minnesota
Shepherd, Montana
Auburn, New Hampshire
Ravenna, Ohio
Portsmouth, Virginia



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