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PlantFiles: Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Christmas Time'

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Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Christmas Time
Hybridized by Schreiner; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1964

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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:
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):
Honorable Mention
Award of Merit

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Profile:

2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive PaintedAcres On Oct 20, 2009, PaintedAcres from Weatherby, MO (Zone 5a) wrote:

This oldie is a goodie. It has a prolific sweet fragrance, that we can smell across our field. If you're looking for wonderful fragrance, this is the iris for you!

Neutral Joan On May 23, 2007, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

Awards: Honorable Mention 1966; Award of Merit 1968

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

As I recall the standards have a tendency to fall open.

Regional...

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

Chicago, Illinois
Alton, Missouri
Weatherby, Missouri
Shepherd, Montana
Ponca City, Oklahoma
Celina, Tennessee



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