Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Arctic Express'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Arctic Express
Hybridized by Gatty
Registered or introduced: 1995
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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

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Early midseason (EM)

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Flowers are good for cutting

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

Regional

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

Tucson, Arizona

Macy, Indiana

Union, New Jersey

Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
2
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

On Mar 19, 2006, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

Awards: American Iris Society Honorable Mention 1998; Award of Merit 2000

Positive

On Mar 18, 2006, Margiempv from Oro Valley, AZ (Zone 9a) wrote:

A lot of nice ruffles on this one. Decent grower too.

Positive

On Feb 17, 2006, TBGDN from (Zone 5a) wrote:

ARCTIC EXPRESS: (Joseph Gatty by Keith Keppel, R. 1995). Sdlg. X60-3. TB 38" (97 cm) EM. "Ruffled pure white self; beards white, pale lemon in throat tipped orange yellow. Christmas X Ocean Pacific., Keppel 1996. HM 1998". A very nice collector iris for those who like these beautiful white irises. Good growth and garden habits.

Neutral

On Nov 20, 2004, pokerboy from Canberra
Australia (Zone 8b) wrote:

The flower on this bearded iris is basically pure white. pokerboy.