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PlantFiles: Tall Bearded Iris
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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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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