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Tall Bearded Iris 'Ascent Of Angels'


Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Ascent Of Angels
Hybridized by Bernard
Registered or introduced: 1995
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Tall Bearded (TB)


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)


12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


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


Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Light Blue


Bloom Time:

Midseason (M)



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:


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

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


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

Tucson, Arizona

Anacoco, Louisiana

Robertsville, Missouri

Greensboro, North Carolina

Greeneville, Tennessee

Lafayette, Tennessee

Reston, Virginia

Richmond, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jun 1, 2008, dmac085 from Greensboro, NC (Zone 7a) wrote:

I love the darker streak of blue through the center of the flower. This one also flowered for me the first season in a container and was a late season bloomer. The photo I added was taken in late May which may not be normal as we were having an oddly cool early summer. Anyhow, gorgeous plant.


On Mar 19, 2006, Margiempv from Oro Valley, AZ (Zone 9a) wrote:

Decent grower. Sweet fragrance too. Nice! Gets to 36 inches tall.

S. wistaria blue, midrib deeper; F. wistaria blue washed violet (87A); beards light lavender, gold deep in throat; heavily ruffled; pronounced sweet fragrance.

HM award in 1998.