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PlantFiles: Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Double Shot'

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

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4 members have or want this plant for trade.

Tall Bearded (TB)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
15-18 in. (38-45 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

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Midseason (MLa)


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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2 positives
No neutrals
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive GardeningJudy On Oct 23, 2013, GardeningJudy from Richmond, MO wrote:

I have had Double Shot for 3 years now, purchased from Sutton, and it has bloomed beautifully in the Spring. This is the first year it is reblooming, (October 22, 2013). Very fast grower and I am more than pleased with this iris.

Positive MICODY On Dec 30, 2012, MICODY from Anacoco, LA wrote:

I've had this plant for 3 years, every year it's multiplied in size. It's bloomed every year and this past season it exceled with even a rebloom in September!

Negative PaulHunt On Feb 10, 2012, PaulHunt from Bradford, VT wrote:

I have had this planted here for 9 years and it has never bloomed.


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

Hanceville, Alabama
Phoenix, Arizona
Tucson, Arizona
Anacoco, Louisiana
Richmond, Missouri
Greeneville, Tennessee
Lascassas, Tennessee

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