Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Abbey Road'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Abbey Road
Hybridized by Silverberg
Registered or introduced: 1994
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Class:

Tall Bearded (TB)

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 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:

Pale Yellow

White/Near White

Cream/Tan

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:

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

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:

Barbourville, Kentucky

Anacoco, Louisiana

Newfoundland, New Jersey

Salem, New Jersey

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
2
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

On May 13, 2005, MikenMyrtle from Myrtle Beach, SC wrote:

Abbey Road was a vigorous grower here. It has a sort of understated beauty. Its stalks were strong.

A negative would be in terms of substance. Under windy conditions, the petals became "raggedy" pretty quickly. Several of its flowers, likewise, never reached bloom stage after "crytallizing" when moisture entered the bud and destroyed the petals. Abbey Road is the only iris where this has happened in my Zone 8 garden.

Neutral

On Nov 26, 2004, mystic from Ewing, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

Awards:
Honorable Mention 1996
Award of Merit 1998

Positive

On Nov 20, 2003, avmoran from Pylesville, MD (Zone 6b) wrote:

Abbey Road, Silverberg 1994 TB M 35"
S creamy yellow; F warm white, creamy yellow shoulders; B yellow