Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Chantilly'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Chantilly
Hybridized by D. Hall
Registered or introduced: 1943
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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

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Violet/Lavender

Cream/Tan

Bloom Time:

Late Midseason (MLa)

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Blue-Green

Smooth-Textured

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:

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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

Regional

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

Robertsville, Missouri

Shepherd, Montana

Salem, New Jersey

Concord, North Carolina

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

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

Hybridized by Hall 1943. HM 1945, AM 1947.

Positive

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 mas... read more