Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Alcazar'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Alcazar
Hybridized by Vilmorin
Registered or introduced: 1910
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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:

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Violet/Lavender

Purple

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)

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Awards (if applicable):

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Regional

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

Placerville, California

Mcdonough, Georgia

Naperville, Illinois

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Shepherd, Montana

Newfoundland, New Jersey

Rochester, New York

Concord, North Carolina

Winston Salem, North Carolina

Doylestown, Pennsylvania

Greeneville, Tennessee

Frisco, Texas

Garfield, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Feb 21, 2010, ladybug_pc from Mcdonough, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Great old variety; I believe it was originally French in origin. Pretty purple flower and the plant is quite hardy. Most interesting aspect is the fragrance; smells like rootbeer!

Positive

On May 30, 2004, Wandasflowers from Cedar Rapids, IA (Zone 5a) wrote:

This is an old tall one taransplanted from my Grandmother's garden when I was a child. It has survived almost 50 years under my care.