Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Cajun Rhythm'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Cajun Rhythm
Hybridized by Schreiner
Registered or introduced: 1996
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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:

Coral/Apricot

Orange

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late (La)

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Flowers are fragrant

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:

Des Plaines, Illinois

Derby, Kansas

Anacoco, Louisiana

Durham, Maine

Sandwich, Massachusetts

Swartz Creek, Michigan

Lincoln, Nebraska

South Sioux City, Nebraska

Salem, New Jersey

Lake Placid, New York

Thackerville, Oklahoma

Greeneville, Tennessee

Harker Heights, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Jun 9, 2011, 500Greenthumb from South Sioux City, NE wrote:

Cajun Rhythm along with being a beautiful color , also has a great fragrance. My favorite orange iris by far. It blooms late here.

Neutral

On Dec 6, 2006, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

Awards: Honorable Mention 1998

Positive

On Nov 27, 2005, ADKSpirit from Lake Placid, NY (Zone 4a) wrote:

A beautiful and reliable iris, that bloomed well the first year. We had a very wet, unpredictable winter but it didn't seem to bother the iris. Thank heavens for raised beds.