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: Fuchsia (Red-Purple) Violet/Lavender
Bloom Time: Late Midseason (MLa)
Foliage: Herbaceous Blue-Green
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: Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed
On May 7, 2007, mypetalpatch from Cloverdale, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:
Fantastic rich color, great stalks and lots of bloom 2 yrs in a row now. Mine has bronze/brownish beards like just one of the pics, not the lavender shown in the 3 others. Are we talking about the same iris?
On May 28, 2006, pajaritomt from Los Alamos, NM (Zone 5a) wrote:
One of my favorites. It is tall and sturdy and the colors are vibrant. It blooms every year and multiplies nicely. I have it planted near some very dark, almost black iris, Study in Black, to be precise. The combination is stunning.
On Aug 20, 2004, kbads from Kirksville, MO (Zone 5a) wrote:
In just it's second year, this variety was absolutely spectacular! Lots of blooms, and the color is amazing! Mine seemed to be a bit darker that those pictured, but I didn't get a pic of mine in bloom. I will be sure to take lots more photos next spring. I got lots of compliments on this iris from my neighbors!