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Tall Bearded Iris 'Altruist'

Iris

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Altruist
Hybridized by Schreiner
Registered or introduced: 1987
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Class:

Tall Bearded (TB)

Height:

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

Bloom Color:

Light Blue

Bloom Time:

Early midseason (EM)

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:

Merced, California

Derby, Kansas

Manhattan, Kansas (2 reports)

Auburn, New Hampshire

Felicity, Ohio

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Greeneville, Tennessee

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Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
2
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

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

Awards: Honorable Mention 1989; Award of Merit 1991

Positive

On Mar 19, 2006, MikenMyrtle from Myrtle Beach, SC wrote:

Without exception, this is one of the most vigorous iris that I have seen and the most vigorous in the garden from which I took a rhizome (in central Alabama, Zone 7). I found last week in my compost pile, buried under about 6 inches, a little "toe" of this iris which had sprung roots about five inches down, attached itself, and had leaves on it. This is a huge increaser. An excellent performer here.

I have given small rhizomes to friends, and, without exception it has simply taken off.

Neutral

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

Lovely iris, but not a strong grower here in Arizona.

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