Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Connection'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Connection
Hybridized by Ghio
Registered or introduced: 1999
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Class:

Tall Bearded (TB)

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

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:

Bright Yellow

Purple

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Midseason (MLa)

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

Regional

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

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Buckeye, Arizona

Tucson, Arizona

Springfield, Illinois

Hebron, Kentucky

Anacoco, Louisiana

Hagerstown, Maryland

Sandwich, Massachusetts

Robertsville, Missouri

Cut Bank, Montana

Shepherd, Montana

Salem, New Jersey

Santa Teresa, New Mexico

Lawton, Oklahoma

Grants Pass, Oregon

Greeneville, Tennessee

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

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

One of the prettiest irises we have, its a show stopper when in bloom.

Neutral

On Mar 20, 2007, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

Awards: Honorable Mention 2002

Positive

On Dec 15, 2003, Margiempv from Oro Valley, AZ (Zone 9a) wrote:

Great colors! Nice grower!