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PlantFiles: Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Crimson Snow'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Crimson Snow
Hybridized by Blyth; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1987

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Tall Bearded (TB)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 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
Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:
Pale Pink
Fuchsia (Red-Purple)
Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Bloom Time:
Early (E)
Early midseason (EM)
Midseason (M)


Other details:
Flowers are fragrant
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:

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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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Songbird839 On Jun 19, 2005, Songbird839 from Medicine Hat, AB (Zone 3a) wrote:

This is the first year for this plant in my garden and it surprised me with it's high bud count and beautiful coloring. It has stood up well to a 3b zone and high winds.

Positive mhelm On Jun 19, 2005, mhelm from Fargo, ND wrote:

This is a dramatic TB, but it's on the short side -- 32-33". Early. Very pretty, especially the hafts infused with yellow.


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

Houston, Alabama
Oskaloosa, Kansas
Anacoco, Louisiana
Robertsville, Missouri
Beatrice, Nebraska
Salem, New Jersey
Fargo, North Dakota
Readyville, Tennessee

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