Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Burnt Toffee'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Burnt Toffee
Hybridized by Schreiner
Registered or introduced: 1977
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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:

Blue-Violet

Brown/Bronze

Cream/Tan

Bloom Time:

Late Midseason (MLa)

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

Regional

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

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Tucson, Arizona

Cherryvale, Kansas

Durham, Maine

Blanchard, Michigan

Robertsville, Missouri

Shepherd, Montana

Greeneville, Tennessee

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

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

HM 1979

Positive

On Jan 27, 2009, Mainer from Durham, ME (Zone 3a) wrote:

Seems to grow well in front of our house on the south side but I have not been able to get it to grow anywhere else. Also it needs a focus all of it's own. Not a color mix that goes with most things or it loses the beauty it has. Love the purple edging even in the standards which stands out some years really clearly. Had mine for years, since the 1980's and it multiplies quite fast in the spot where we have it.

Positive

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

Unusual coloring - fairly good grower.