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PlantFiles: Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Candy Apple Classic'

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Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Candy Apple Classic
Hybridized by Maryott; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1998

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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

Bloom Color:
Scarlet (Dark Red)
Maroon (Purple-Brown)

Bloom Time:
Early midseason (EM)

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

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Profile:

4 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive pajaritomt On Feb 23, 2009, pajaritomt from Los Alamos, NM (Zone 5a) wrote:

One of my favorites. Colors are a knockout and it grows magnificently. A truly wonderful cultivar.

Positive Tntigger On Feb 21, 2009, Tntigger from Greeneville, TN (Zone 6b) wrote:

Fantastic grower here for us, it took a couple of years to settle in and start blooming.

Positive doss On Apr 9, 2006, doss from Stanford, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

Everything about this iris is great. It's tall and the flower is very large. Photos can't really capture the metallic flare down it's falls and the color really stands out in the garden. One of my favorites.

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

American Iris Society Awards: Honorable Mention 2001; Award of Merit 2003 & 2004

Positive Margiempv On Dec 15, 2003, Margiempv from Oro Valley, AZ (Zone 9a) wrote:

Good grower!

Regional...

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

Tucson, Arizona (2 reports)
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Shawnee Mission, Kansas
Ventress, Louisiana
Robertsville, Missouri
Los Alamos, New Mexico
Albany, Oregon
Greeneville, Tennessee
Readyville, Tennessee



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