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Iris 'Devonshire Cream'

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Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Devonshire Cream
Hybridized by Sutton; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1999

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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:
White/Near White
Cream/Tan

Bloom Time:
Late Midseason (MLa)
Late (La)
Very late (VLa)

Foliage:
Herbaceous

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:
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:

2 positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral RobertWM On Nov 13, 2010, RobertWM from Clawson, MI wrote:

Beautiful ruffled form and a true ivory/cream color, something that is rather rare in iris. But for me, it is quite a slow grower so a little disappointing in this respect.

Neutral Joan On Mar 20, 2006, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

American Iris Society Awards: Honorable Mention 2002; Award of Merit 2004

Positive Margiempv On Mar 19, 2006, Margiempv from Oro Valley, AZ (Zone 9a) wrote:

Great healthy grower! Lovely as it is strong. Occasionally has horns! (space-age iris)

Positive MikenMyrtle On May 18, 2005, MikenMyrtle from Myrtle Beach, SC wrote:

This is a beautiful, ruffled flower--great color and strong stalks. It is a good grower.

Regional...

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

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Oro Valley, Arizona (2 reports)
Bakersfield, California
Visalia, California
Manhattan, Kansas (2 reports)
Anacoco, Louisiana
Shepherd, Montana
Auburn, New Hampshire
Lawton, Oklahoma
Harbeck-fruitdale, Oregon
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Greeneville, Tennessee
Portsmouth, Virginia



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