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PlantFiles: Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'English Charm'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: English Charm
Hybridized by Blyth; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1989

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Tall Bearded (TB)

24-36 in. (60-90 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:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Midseason (M)


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):
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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Bluestem On Apr 14, 2007, Bluestem from Elmwood, NE (Zone 5a) wrote:

This iris simply glows when backlit by late afternoon sun. I planted one rhizome, and in the plants first season, it put up three bloom stalks and grew so vigorously that I was able to separate the rhizomes and place one-half in another bed. Definitely a keeper, with enough left over to share.

Positive TBGDN On Feb 17, 2006, TBGDN from (Zone 5a) wrote:

This gorgeous iris comes to us from Australian hybridizer, Barry Blyth. This is probably my favorite of his irises. It gets raves from the neighborhood here. Nice looks, blooms well, and grows and multiplies easily. Overwinters here without harm.


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

Mesa, Arizona
Tucson, Arizona (2 reports)
Harrison, Arkansas
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Macy, Indiana
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Barbourville, Kentucky
Salvisa, Kentucky
Anacoco, Louisiana
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Durham, Maine
Blanchard, Michigan
Richmond, Missouri
Robertsville, Missouri
Greeneville, Tennessee
Palo Pinto, Texas (2 reports)
Grantsburg, Wisconsin

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