Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Anxious'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Anxious
Hybridized by Hager
Registered or introduced: 1992
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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)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:

Early midseason (EM)

Midseason (M)

Late Midseason (MLa)

Reblooming (Re)

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):

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

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:

Boise, Idaho

Deer River, Minnesota

Robertsville, Missouri

Hillsborough, North Carolina

Columbia, South Carolina

Harker Heights, Texas

Midland, Texas

The Plains, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

1
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2
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RatingContent
Positive

On Mar 23, 2010, joannacay from McLean, VA (Zone 6b) wrote:

As you can see from the photos I posted, Anxious was reblooming nicely for the whole month of November, even after freezing nights, in Virginia. Subtle colors.

Neutral

On Feb 22, 2005, doss from Stanford, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

(Hager, 84) EL. 35" RE
" Anxious indeed is this prolific rebloomer. Standards and falls are a soft lilac with a subtle rim of honey on the falls' edges. Pale yellow beards. Pleasant full form. Rebloom begins just a few weeks after spring bloom."
(Description provided with permission by Cooley's Iris Garden)

Neutral

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

I understand this one reblooms quite well.