Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Epicenter'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Epicenter
Hybridized by Ghio
Registered or introduced: 1993
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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

Bloom Color:

Coral/Apricot

Dark Purple/Black

Bloom Time:

Early midseason (EM)

Foliage:

Herbaceous

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:

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:

Tucson, Arizona (2 reports)

Blythe, California

San Diego, California

Anacoco, Louisiana

Belleville, Michigan

Robertsville, Missouri

Salem, New Jersey

Los Alamos, New Mexico

Lawton, Oklahoma

Columbia, South Carolina

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Greeneville, Tennessee

Readyville, Tennessee

Ogden, Utah

Portsmouth, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
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RatingContent
Neutral

On May 24, 2007, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

Awards: Honorable Mention 1996; Award of Merit 1998

Positive

On May 13, 2005, MikenMyrtle from Myrtle Beach, SC wrote:

This flower is a cream overlaid with deep cherry. It is difficult to capture the precise color in a picture. The cherry edging on the falls seems slightly wider and more pronounced on an established plant.

Very vigorous growth. Early bloomer, one of the very first, here in Zone 8.

Positive

On Nov 23, 2003, Margiempv from Oro Valley, AZ (Zone 9a) wrote:

One of the best growers I have. Excellent growth and plant habits.