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Tall Bearded Iris 'Everything Plus'


Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Everything Plus
Hybridized by Niswonger
Registered or introduced: 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:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


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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Gardeners' Notes:


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!!!!


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

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


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.


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


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.