Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Bengal Tiger'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Bengal Tiger
Hybridized by Maryott
Registered or introduced: 1980
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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:

Bright Yellow

Maroon (Purple-Brown)

Bloom Time:

Early (E)

Early midseason (EM)

Midseason (M)

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

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:

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Tucson, Arizona

Irvine, California

Los Altos, California

Stanford, California

Gainesville, Georgia

Derby, Kansas

Saint Paul, Minnesota

Alton, Missouri

Marble Hill, Missouri (2 reports)

Robertsville, Missouri

Auburn, New Hampshire

Bronx, New York

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Greeneville, Tennessee

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Apr 20, 2005, doss from Stanford, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

This is a stand-out Iris. You should know that it is slightly shorter than other tall beardeds. The flower is small but makes up for it in color.

Positive

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

Vigorous grower!!! Great color! Very Dependable - blooms every year no matter how it is treated!
I recommend this one highly.