Standard Dwarf Bearded Iris
Iris 'Vavoom'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Vavoom
Hybridized by Ensminger
Registered or introduced: 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:

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:

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)

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

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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Bakersfield, California

Macy, Indiana

South Paris, Maine

Deer River, Minnesota

Shepherd, Montana

Auburn, New Hampshire

Ravenna, Ohio

Portsmouth, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

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positives
1
neutral
0
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RatingContent
Positive

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

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

Positive

On May 4, 2006, TBGDN from (Zone 5a) 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

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