Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'City Lights'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: City Lights
Hybridized by Dunn
Registered or introduced: 1990
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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:

Blue-Violet

Violet/Lavender

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:

Phoenix, Arizona

Tucson, Arizona

Blythe, California

Clio, California

Monroe, Connecticut

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Westchester, Illinois

Mc Cordsville, Indiana (2 reports)

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Anacoco, Louisiana

Gardiner, Maine

Tupelo, Mississippi

Weatherby, Missouri

Shepherd, Montana

Omaha, Nebraska

Las Vegas, Nevada

Las Cruces, New Mexico

Santa Teresa, New Mexico

Lawton, Oklahoma

Greeneville, Tennessee

Readyville, Tennessee

Palo Pinto, Texas (2 reports)

Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

3
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Feb 21, 2009, Tntigger from Greeneville, TN (Zone 6b) wrote:

Fantastic bloomer and rebloomer here for us in zone 6b.

Neutral

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

Awards: Honorable Mention 1993; Award of Merit 1995

Positive

On Dec 6, 2004, Margiempv from Oro Valley, AZ (Zone 9a) wrote:

Great Grower!! Reblooms in many areas of the country. Stunning color. I highly recommend this one.

Positive

On Jan 19, 2004, nearindy from McCordsville, IN wrote:

pod and pollen fertile