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PlantFiles: Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Easter Bonnet'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Easter Bonnet
Hybridized by Norton-Maxwell; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1943

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9 members have or want this plant for trade.

Tall Bearded (TB)

36-48 in. (90-120 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:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Late (La)


Other details:
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):
Honorable Mention

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1 positive
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive themikesmom On Mar 31, 2013, themikesmom from Concord, NC wrote:

'Easter Bonnet' Maxwell-Norton,R. 1943 TB 40'' scapes Large Blooms ['(Morocco Rose)' x 'Alastor'] True Pink Standards and Falls edged in Golden Yellow with Yellow beard and horns. This is my Favorite historic Pink Iris. I didn't think I would like it because of the yellow, but the yellow does not detract from the pink at all if anything it makes the pink glow even more and from far back all you see is the perfect pink iris, so if your looking for the perfect pink iris this is it, as its one of the best pink iris ever created. just got this last year and the fans have not only doubled in size but multiplied like crazy! fans get very large as they have to support the tall 40'' plus scapes and these large humongous, beautiful blooms.

Neutral Joan On Sep 30, 2008, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

Awards: Honorable Mention 1946

Neutral Sugarbean1 On Nov 6, 2006, Sugarbean1 from Newfoundland, NJ wrote:

I love this one. Unusual color; tall plant; large blooms. I am giving it a neurtal, however, because it does have a tendency to rot out for me.


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

Windsor, Connecticut
Williamsville, Illinois
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Durham, Maine
Deer River, Minnesota
Robertsville, Missouri
Shepherd, Montana
Newfoundland, New Jersey
Concord, North Carolina
Felicity, Ohio
Yukon, Oklahoma
Albany, Oregon
Celina, Tennessee
Greeneville, Tennessee

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