Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Bye Bye Blues'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Bye Bye Blues
Hybridized by Sutton
Registered or introduced: 1996
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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)

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:

Medium Blue

Bloom Time:

Midseason (M)

Foliage:

Herbaceous

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:

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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Gainesville, Georgia

Alton, Missouri

Robertsville, Missouri

Shepherd, Montana

Beatrice, Nebraska

Keansburg, New Jersey

Lawton, Oklahoma

Greeneville, Tennessee

Memphis, Tennessee

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On May 21, 2015, GardenSanctuary from Monmouth County, NJ (Zone 6a) wrote:

Large flower with tall strong stalks, a lovely blue space ager. Didn't bloom for me in 2014 so I think you'd say it's slow to increase but that also means it doesn't require dividing as often! I'm happy to give it garden space.

Neutral

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

Awards: American Iris Society Honorable Mention 1999; Award of Merit 2002