Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Blue Shimmer'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Blue Shimmer
Hybridized by Sass
Registered or introduced: 1942
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Class:

Tall Bearded (TB)

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

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:

Light Blue

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

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):

Honorable Mention

Award of Merit

Regional

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

Apple Valley, California

Colbert, Georgia

Macy, Indiana

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Iowa City, Iowa

Durham, Maine

Deer River, Minnesota

Robertsville, Missouri

Billings, Montana

Cut Bank, Montana

Roseburg, Oregon

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
2
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On May 28, 2012, Irissimo from London/Kent
United Kingdom wrote:

Lovely and has the softest of lilac hues.The petals are the most delicate in my Iris border .The stem seems a little weak .

Neutral

On Feb 9, 2010, 1913cat from Robertsville, MO (Zone 5b) wrote:

HM 1942

Positive

On Jan 26, 2009, Mainer from Durham, ME (Zone 3a) wrote:

Proving itself hardy in my zone and is just lovely.

Neutral

On Dec 26, 2005, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

Awards: Honorable Mention '42, Award of Merit '44