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PlantFiles: Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Chapeau'

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Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Chapeau
Hybridized by Babson; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1969

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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:
Pink
Cream/Tan

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):
High Commendation
Honorable Mention
Award of Merit

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Profile:

2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive 1913cat On Feb 9, 2010, 1913cat from Robertsville, MO (Zone 5b) wrote:

HM 1972 AM 1974

Positive Margiempv On Mar 22, 2009, Margiempv from Oro Valley, AZ (Zone 9a) wrote:

I grew this one for years. It's one of those vigorous, dependable bloomers year after year. It was always one of the first ones to bloom for me.

It grows to 38 inches tall. If you want an iris that has "stay power" in your yard, I'd recommend this one.

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

Awards: High Commendation 1969

Regional...

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

Tucson, Arizona
Robertsville, Missouri
Lampasas, Texas
Chewelah, Washington



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