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PlantFiles: Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Cloudless Sunrise'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Cloudless Sunrise
Hybridized by Niswonger; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1983

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4 members have or want this plant for trade.

Tall Bearded (TB)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

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

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Extra early (EE)
Midseason (M)


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:
Unknown - Tell us

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):
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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Merryhat On Jul 5, 2010, Merryhat from Alton, MO wrote:

This is one of my favorite irises ..but I noticed it needs some shade during the day. This iris will fade and wilt in direct (8 hrs) of full sun.

Positive Starzz On Jun 12, 2003, Starzz from Newcastle, ON (Zone 5a) wrote:

"CLOUDLESS SUNRISE (Niswonger 1984) An amoena type iris with sparkling white standards and peach apricot falls. Very nice. H=34" This quote is taken from the Erin Mills Iris Garden site in Ontario Canada.
This Iris is so striking in my garden.


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

Boise, Idaho
Alton, Missouri
Greeneville, Tennessee

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