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PlantFiles: Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Chantilly'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Chantilly
Hybridized by D. Hall; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1943

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Tall Bearded (TB)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

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
Sun to Partial Shade

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Bloom Time:
Late Midseason (MLa)


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:
Unknown - Tell us

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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1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral 1913cat On Feb 22, 2008, 1913cat from Robertsville, MO (Zone 5b) wrote:

Hybridized by Hall 1943. HM 1945, AM 1947.

Positive suncatcheracres On Aug 10, 2003, suncatcheracres from Old Town, FL wrote:

My Mother grew this old variety for many years, and before my Parent's home was sold my son and I dug up a few of these beautiful iris and planted them on a sunny slope in his front yard in a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia. Well, within five years five plants have turned into 30 plants, so they are obviously planted in the right location.

They thrive in the red clay soil, and a hot Southwestern exposure in a terraced rock garden. They get plenty of water from an automatic sprinkler system--not much needed this rainy Summer. The soil was heavily amended before planting and is deeply mulched with shredded oak leaves and grass clippings, and the bed is spread with a general purpose fertilizer several times a year. No pest problems, and the subtle blooms are spectacular in mass. The thick, blue-green, strappy leaves are semi-evergreen in zone 7b, succumbing only to the harshest of winters.


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

Robertsville, Missouri
Shepherd, Montana
Salem, New Jersey

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