Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Devonshire Cream'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Devonshire Cream
Hybridized by Sutton
Registered or introduced: 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

Regional

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

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Tucson, Arizona (2 reports)

Bakersfield, California

Visalia, California

Manhattan, Kansas (2 reports)

Anacoco, Louisiana

Shepherd, Montana

Auburn, New Hampshire

Lawton, Oklahoma

Grants Pass, Oregon

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Greeneville, Tennessee

Portsmouth, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
2
neutrals
0
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RatingContent
Neutral

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

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

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

Positive

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

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.