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PlantFiles: Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Everything Plus'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Everything Plus
Hybridized by Niswonger; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1983

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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:
Light Blue
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):
High Commendation
Honorable Mention
Award of Merit
Dykes Memorial Medal

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3 positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive blunekorn On Oct 2, 2012, blunekorn from Meridian, ID wrote:

My Mom & I planted 1 small rhizome last year and we now have 5. It also bloomed this year and is gorgeous!!!!

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

Awards: Honorable Mention 1986; Award of Merit 1988; Dyke's Medal 1991

Positive Margiempv On Mar 20, 2006, Margiempv from Oro Valley, AZ (Zone 9a) wrote:

Good growth habits...................nice stalks. Grows to 34" tall.

S. pale blue white; F. white ground with deep violet plicata markings; purple beard tipped bronze.

Dykes Medal in 1991.

Neutral doss On Mar 14, 2005, doss from Stanford, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

Tall Bearded Iris 'Everything Plus was awarded: HC '83, HM '86, AM '88, Dykes '91. It is a mid-season 34" Iris

Positive NellPercy On Apr 30, 2004, NellPercy from Ponca City, OK wrote:

Niswonger '84 30"-32" M Standards are a crepey looking light blue, falls are white heavily stitched and edged with a mid bluish purple, beard is burnt orange with a blue tip. Not a large flower but very striking.


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

Tucson, Arizona
Clio, California
Meridian, Idaho
Anna, Illinois
Macy, Indiana
Hagerstown, Maryland
Saint Clair Shores, Michigan
Shepherd, Montana
Elba, New York
Coshocton, Ohio
Lawton, Oklahoma
Midland, Texas

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