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PlantFiles: Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'City Lights'

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Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: City Lights
Hybridized by Dunn; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1990

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19 members have or want this plant for trade.

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:
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:

3 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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

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

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

Awards: Honorable Mention 1993; Award of Merit 1995

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

pod and pollen fertile

Regional...

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

Oro Valley, Arizona
Phoenix, Arizona
Blythe, California
Clio, California
Monroe, Connecticut
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Westchester, Illinois
Maccordsville, Indiana (2 reports)
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Anacoco, Louisiana
Gardiner, Maine
Verona, 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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