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PlantFiles: Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Epicenter'

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

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Profile:

2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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

Awards: Honorable Mention 1996; Award of Merit 1998

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

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

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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