Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Afternoon Delight'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Afternoon Delight
Hybridized by Ernst
Registered or introduced: 1983
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Class:

Tall Bearded (TB)

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 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:

Violet/Lavender

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:

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:

, (2 reports)

Phoenix, Arizona

Tucson, Arizona

Bakersfield, California

Yosemite Lakes, California

Monroe, Connecticut

Rexburg, Idaho

Seymour, Indiana (2 reports)

Burlington, Iowa

Derby, Kansas

Oskaloosa, Kansas

Anacoco, Louisiana

Durham, Maine

West Springfield, Massachusetts

Blanchard, Michigan

Gladwin, Michigan

Deer River, Minnesota

Alton, Missouri

Brunswick, Missouri

Shepherd, Montana

Salem, New Jersey

Corrales, New Mexico

Lawton, Oklahoma

Grants Pass, Oregon

Crystal Spring, Pennsylvania

Greeneville, Tennessee

Readyville, Tennessee

Sweetwater, Tennessee

Crosby, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
2
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

On May 22, 2007, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

Awards: Honorable Mention 1989; Award of Merit 1993

Positive

On May 18, 2005, Babbage02 from North Richland Hills, TX wrote:

reliable bloom each year, minimum 2 week show of color in my area usually around mid April.

Neutral

On Dec 15, 2004, mystic from Ewing, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

Awards:
Honorable Mention 1993

Positive

On Nov 27, 2004, Margiempv from Oro Valley, AZ (Zone 9a) wrote:

One of the best growers I have. Strong sturdy plants, very dependable, and always puts on a show.