Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Can Can Red'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Can Can Red
Hybridized by Gibson
Registered or introduced: 1978
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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:

Fuchsia (Red-Purple)

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):

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Regional

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

Gaylesville, Alabama

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Dacula, Georgia

Gainesville, Georgia

South China, Maine

Marble Hill, Missouri (2 reports)

Robertsville, Missouri

Auburn, New Hampshire

Salem, New Jersey

Lawton, Oklahoma

Ponca City, Oklahoma

Columbia, South Carolina

Greeneville, Tennessee

Portsmouth, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jun 20, 2003, NellPercy from Ponca City, OK wrote:

This is a dusty wine plicata with a solid standard, falls have white in the center and a wide dusty wine band. Grows and blooms well. zone 6 Gibson '79 36" M