Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Christmas Time'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Christmas Time
Hybridized by Schreiner
Registered or introduced: 1964
» View all varieties of Iris

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:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

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

show all

Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

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

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

Awards: Honorable Mention 1966; Award of Merit 1968

Positive

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

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